Schedule Tree Treatments in West Bend, WI

Schedule Tree Treatments in West Bend, WI

Servicing Washington, Ozaukee, North East Waukesha and Northern Milwaukee County, WI.

All of our spray treatments contain a tacking agent to keep the product on the foliage longer and to withstand rainfall. There are six different treatments that can be applied each season. The general program consists of fertilizer, insect and disease control.

Dormant Oil Insect Control

  • When? Before buds break
  • What it does: Controls insects in their dormant stage
  • What can be sprayed: Most trees and shrubs, except Silver Maple, Spruce and Fir
  • How is it applied? As a spray treatment, covering the trunk up to the first set of limbs. Shrubs are covered in their entirety

Insect and Disease Control


Spring

  • When? April and May
  • What it does: Controls insects, fungi and disease
  • What can be sprayed: Most trees and shrubs
  • How is it applied? With a hand sprayer or high-volume spray system on the specific trees or shrubs that are susceptible to insects and disease

Summer Insect, Disease and Mite Control

  • When? June, July and August. Follow up spray application to third treatment. Provides continued control of insects and diseases, with added mite control

Late Summer Insect, Disease and Mite Control

  • When? September and October. Same as spring and summer applications

Gypsy Moth Spraying

  • When? May and June
  • Gypsy moth problems need to be addressed early.

These small medicine caps are also used for fertilization, and insect & disease control. This type of treatment is a direct injection into the tree trunk, which acts quicker. This method of treatment is preferred as an environmentally friendly option to spraying pesticides into the air. If the applications are for trees only (not shrubs), and/or if the tree has a critical problem that needs aggressive treatment. It is also one of two main treatment options for gypsy moth and Emerald Ash Bore control.

We also can add Merit to our spring or fall deep root fertilizer mix or separately. Merit injected (also referred to as soil drench) into the root zone of trees and shrubs is a systemic pesticide which is a popular treatment in preventing many pest problems, including Emerald Ash Bore.

Mauget also offers a product that works well in preventing Apple Scab. This product must be injected in early spring before bud break. This is a one time application as an alternative to spraying multiple times throughout the season.

Deer Repellent

Done one time in October and lasts for 6 months.

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Treatment

The larvae of the EAB feed inside the tree destroying the tree's vascular system. A large, healthy Ash tree may be killed by the EAB in 2-3 years. It is unlikely that a tree may be saved once its canopy is 25% dead. Some of the signs indicating that an ash tree might be infested include:

  • Overall thinning of the tree canopy
  • Dead and dying branches
  • Splitting bark
  • Extensive sucker growth
  • "D" shaped emergence holes in trunks and branches
  • Woodpecker activity


The tree doesn't have to be cut down if detected early. Since the EAB is a borer, it spend the majority of its life cycle inside the Ash tree; therefore, a systemic insecticide program will give the best results. Mauget insecticides Imicide and Inject-A-Cide B are two proven effective systemic options, which control the Emerald Ash Borer rather than a removal program. (Mauget injection caps are a one time direct injection into the tree one time per season.)

Diagnosis of EAB in early stage is difficult as the symptoms/damage starts at the top of the tree and works its way down. This situation makes prevention the better approach. The most effective way to protect your Ash tree against the EAB is with a preventative program. Treeage is the effective choice for either a preventative or an early curative control option. Apply Treeage in the spring so the newly hatched larvae will be controlled as soon as they penetrate the tree's bark and begin feeding. Treeage will provide effective season long insect control.

Treeage is the effective curative option. An application of Treeage will be translocated throughout the entire tree very quickly where it will eradicate both the EAB larvae inside the tree as well as the adult beetles feeding on the foliage.

It is recommended that all trees be fertilized in the fall to build their own defense system and increase vitality. As your lawn and landscape service provider, please keep us in mind as your first line of defense when dealing with EAB or any other turf and ornamental pest problems.

Deep Root Fertilization Services in West Bend, WI

Deep Root Fertilization Services in West Bend, WI

Spring and/or Fall Deep Root Fertilization

  • Contains 26-0-4 fertilizer. If the trees and shrubs are planted in good soil, are young, and there are no signs of stress or health issues, then this application will help accelerate growth while assuring they are receiving nutrients for optimal health.
  • $95.00 for the first tree and $10.00 for each additional tree or group of shrubs. This is recommended for younger plants with no health issues, planted in good soil and as a maintenance program.


Spring and/or Fall Deep Root Fertilization with Special Mix

  • Contains 26-0-4 fertilizer, macro nutrients (bacteria) superthrive minerals and merit systemic insect control. The Merit (Imaclopryd) protects the tree from most insect problems, including bores. This mix is recommended if your trees and shrubs are planted in less than ideal growing conditions, are stressed, have had or are prone to insect problems. This mix can significantly turn a plant around in 6 months to a year.
  • $180.00 for the first tree and $15-$20 for each additional tree or group of shrubs. This mix is recommended for trees/shrubs in poor soil conditions, and/or under stress.


Standard Mix with Merit

  • Contains 26-0-4 fertilizer. This mix is recommended as a cost savings approach to treat trees/shrubs that don’t appear to have health issues, stress, etc. That you would like to maintain and protect from pest problems.
  • $120.00 for the first tree and $15-$20 for each additional tree or group of shrubs.

Servicing Washington, Ozaukee, North East Waukesha and Northern Milwaukee County, WI.