Control Mosquitoes with ULTRALawn SecureChoice™
Dramatically Reduce Mosquito Populations
One application every 60 days does the job.
With all of the news about mosquito-borne diseases such as the Zika virus, it is no surprise that mosquitoes are now considered much more than a simple pest. ULTRALawn is now pleased to offer the Syngenta SecureChoice™ Mosquito Assurance Program for mosquito control on a 60-day treatment cycle.
Syngenta SecureChoice was developed to provide superior performance against mosquitoes. Our program, which includes a protocol of treatment on or about every 60 days, can help reduce mosquito populations around your home and property.
Tips to help control mosquitoes from our blog
Perimeter Pest Control
Put a Barrier Between Your Home and the Pests You Hate
Making your home comfortable for your family makes it pretty attractive to insects, too. While insects can enter through open doors and holes in window screens, even greater numbers may enter through hidden, untreated openings. A barrier treatment of your home’s perimeter can help protect your home against pest invasion. Insects can invade your home through cracks in the foundation, loose dryer vents, partially open mortar joints, loose-fitting window frames, drains, sump pumps or any other openings from outside. Some crawl across your door sills and slide under ill-fitting storm doors or entry doors. Successful perimeter pest control depends on the application of a barrier treatment to all possible points of entry.
It’s All About Prevention
Once they’ve taken up residence, getting rid of pests can be frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming. Avoid problems by having a barrier treatment applied to your home throughout the year.
Seasonal treatments are important because newly active insects in the spring will be heading inside to avoid sudden cold snaps or find a handy source of food for the season. Summer treatments fight newly hatched crickets and fleas. In fall, barrier treatments will prevent spiders and millipedes from getting inside to seek shelter from the cold.
Contact us today for more information on keeping spiders, earwigs, ants, box elder bugs, ladybugs, bees, wasps, hornets outdoors where they belong!
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment
You CAN Save Your Ash Trees!
The emerald ash borer has arrived in Iowa and has been spotted as close as Cedar County, immediately to the east of Linn County. The bug is green in color with a metallic sheen. The beetles are the adult stage, measuring only 10-15 mm in length and about 3 mm wide. It damages trees by boring into the wood of the ash tree and laying eggs. The eggs hatch into larvae that feed under the bark of the tree as they develop into the adult beetle form. As they feed, they destroy the vascular cambium, effectively choking the tree’s circulatory system.
Prevention is Possible
There is an insecticide that will kill the ash borer, but it is important to begin treatment before infestation occurs. Once the canopy is compromised by larval damage, the chances of preserving a tree diminish greatly.
The insecticide can only be sold to and applied by a state-certified applicator like ULTRALawn. We’ve had training on the use and application of the material and have the insecticide in stock for application.
To learn more, visit the Arborject website.
What You Can Expect with Treatment
One treatment of the insecticide in the early spring before infestation has occurred is generally effective up to two years. Research in states with active infestations have been demonstrated to be effective in nearly all cases with trees up to 24″ in trunk diameter when applied before infestation with levels maintained throughout beetle exposure.
You can read and download the research here. (PDF)
Untreated vs. Treated
Below is an interactive example of two ash trees threatened by the emerald ash borer. Move the arrow left and right to see the difference between treated vs. untreated.
The tree on the left was untreated. It is stressed and is threatened. The tree on the right was treated with TREE-Age® and continues to thrive!