Trees and shrubs make up much of the curb appeal of your yard. When these plants have damage, it can ruin the entire look of your yard and even make your home look less cared for. Insects that can damage trees and shrubs are common in most yards, and when their numbers get out of control the damage to plants becomes apparent. Browning and yellowing of leaves, dead trees and holes in leaves are just some of the ways that insects can damage your plants.

Controlling Insect Populations

Common pests like ants may not look like they could cause much damage, but a large colony of ants can number in the millions. Imagine several of these colonies under your lawn and what those numbers could do to your shrubs and trees. Other insects like beetles, caterpillars and aphids can chew through leaves and suck the nutrients out of your plants. Keeping these populations under control keeps your plants safe from the damage they can cause.

With professional insect control, problems like a loss of leaves, discoloration and nutrients stolen from trees can be ended with regular treatments. Having no treatment at all leaves insect populations to grow out of control and to take over the landscaped areas. If you have noticed problems with the leaves of your plants, or you have seen holes bored into trees, you may already face an infestation of one or more damaging insects. Often, the damage in trees is harder to spot and can compromise the health of a tree before the damage is noticed.

The best way to stop shrubs and trees from being damaged by insects is to kill the existing damaging insects and to prevent more from coming back. This can be done before you spot insect damage to ensure that insects don't move into your yard and begin to cause that damage.