Prevent tick bites and protect your family from Lyme disease. Minimize chemicals to control bagworms, billbugs, clover mites, crane flies, Japanese beetle grubs, mealy bugs and mole crickets, aphid control, flea control, stink bugs and other pests.
Insect infestations can have a devastating effect on your lawn and landscape, and pose a serious health risk to your family. Unchecked, a pest infestation can even migrate inside your home; forcing you to invest in costly extermination services to get rid of them.
At Aspenn Environmental Services Inc., we believe in preventing problems before they happen. With our Integrated Pest Management programs, we feature a proactive approach to pest control as part of our regular tree care and lawn services.
Our priority is always to keep you and your family safe; which is why we’ve pioneered safe and effective pest control that minimizes the exposure your family or pets have to harsh or dangerous chemicals. We will identify the source of your infestation and treat during the most vulnerable stage of their life cycle – minimizing the use of chemicals wherever possible.
After solving an initial infestation, we work closely with our customers to develop a year-round prevention program that delivers cost-effective results - that work.
Insect Control: Common issues that could affect your lawn and landscape
Ticks pose a major health risk to you, your family and pets, with epidemic outbreaks occurring in north eastern US states. Keep your loved ones safe from Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses with Aspenn Environmental Services’ professional, year round tree and lawn care preventative maintenance programs.
Prevent ticks from thriving in your yard and reduce the risk of tick bites and the spread of tick related disease with Aspenn’s Integrated Pest Management programs. Our highly effective tick control treatments minimize exposure to pesticides and chemicals, allowing you carefree, year round enjoyment of your yard.
Aspenn Environmental Services’ Integrated Pest Management programs feature a proactive approach to tick control as part of our regular, ongoing tree and lawn care services. We’ll help you control ticks by:
- Educating you in ways to create a lawn and landscape that is hostile to ticks.
- Using environmentally responsible tick sprays to actively reduce the tick population while minimizing your family’s exposure to dangerous pesticides.
- Using stronger tick control methods for high-risk or seriously infested areas to reduce your risk of exposure to Lyme Disease.
- Helping you maintain a “tick safe” landscape through the use of environmentally responsible tick treatments specifically timed to target ticks during the most vulnerable periods of their lifecycle.
- Offering you highly effective methods for eliminating disease-carrying ticks from the #1 way they can enter your home or garden - the white footed mouse.
Aspenn believes in preventing ant infestations before they happen. With our Integrated Pest Management programs, we feature a proactive approach to ant control as part of our regular tree care and lawn services.
If you already have an ant infestation, Aspenn will work with you to develop a rapid, hard-hitting and effective ant control solution. Our ant control program consists of three highly effective steps:
- Our initial step is intended to control the ant population in a safe, environmentally-responsible manner. We use the minimum of pesticides and chemicals to ensure that we control the problem whilst also keeping your family and pets safe.
- For more serious ant control situations, or if an initial treatment failed to solve the problem to our satisfaction, Aspenn offers a harder-hitting ant control solution using a strong, granule-based ant control product, which also works against a number of other common pests and grubs.
- In both cases, to prevent future ant infestation, Aspenn offers a comprehensive follow-up program and educates customers in landscaping maintenance techniques that help prevent ants from reestablishing their colony.
Gypsy Moth Control
Introduced to America in 1868, the gypsy moth and gypsy moth caterpillars have quickly become one of the most voracious and destructive pests in North America. To ensure your landscape and trees remain safe, it’s vital to incorporate a well-planned gypsy moth caterpillar control program as part of your regular tree and lanscape services.
A single adult gypsy moth can lay over a thousand eggs in the branches or trunks of a tree. That can result in hundreds of gypsy moth caterpillar larvae emerging the following April and May – more than enough to strip the leaves and foliage off a large tree in just weeks. Pines and hemlocks can be killed in a single season, while surviving trees are severely weakened and susceptible to a host of unrelated tree diseases.
Aspenn believes in preventing gypsy moth infestations before they happen. With our Integrated Pest Management programs, we feature a proactive approach to gypsy moth control as part of our regular tree care and lawn services.
If you already have a gypsy moth caterpillar infestation, Aspenn will work with you to develop rapid, hard-hitting and effective gypsy moth treatments. Our gypsy moth caterpillar control program consists of three highly effective steps:
- We time our gypsy moth control program to their lifecycle of the gypsy moth caterpillar, with our initial gypsy moth treatments occuring when the gypsy moth is most vulnerable. This minimizes the damage the gypsy moth caterpillars have the opportunity to cause.
- If you have a severe gypsy moth caterpillar infestation, Aspenn uses tailored gypsy moth control treatments to knock down the population and minimize damage to your trees. Our gypsy moth caterpillar spray treatments can reach trees up to 60’– delivering fast and effective gypsy moth caterpillar control.
- Aspenn then works with customers to develop a tailored follow-up program, applying gypsy moth treatments during each stage in the gypsy moth lifecycle to exterminate the infestation. We then build a proactive approach to gypsy moth control for the following year, to prevent future problems.
Get Rid of Mosquitos
Mosquitos aren't just a frustrating garden pest - delivering painful, irritating bites throughout the summer months. They can also spread disease. As mosquitos become more prevalent across the United States, so too do the reported cases of West Nile Virus, Eastern equine encephalitis and other potentially dangerous diseases.
Often labeled “the most dangerous animal on earth”, disease-carrying mosquitos in Africa and other developing nations have together killed more people than any other creature. Part of the family Culicidae, these flying insects feed off the blood of human and animal host, spreading many potentially dangerous viruses and bacteria as they do so.
The 70 species of mosquitos found in the northeastern United States are not as deadly as in other parts of the world, but they are still a potentially dangerous pest. Mosquitos in America carry Eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus – two dangerous illnesses that have caused hundreds of deaths.
Mosquitos are commonly found in people’s yards or gardens, as they can lay eggs in even small quantities of standing water. As a result, homeowners often find themselves getting bitten up by mosquitos throughout the year – especially in summer months as the heat encourages their breeding cycle.
Methods to get rid of mosquitos from your property include:
- Proper drainage: Mosquitos lay their eggs in standing water. Therefore inadequate drainage, causing puddles and pools of water, can quickly become host to hundreds of mosquito eggs. Be sure to consider aeration of your lawn and to clean out drainage pipes to help rainwater flow out of your garden.
- Clean up garbage/debris: Buckets of water, puddles left in kids outdoor toys or even water standing in old tires can quickly serve as host to hundreds of mosquitos. Be sure to check your garden and yard for anything that serves to retain water and empty it out as soon as you can.
- Unclog gutters: Leaves can quickly clog up gutters, which then retain water and serve as the perfect place for mosquitos to lay eggs. Be sure to clear out your gutters every spring, before mosquito season begins.
- Fix any leaks: Leaking faucets, garden hoses and pipes all provide a source a water than mosquitos can breed in. The good news about getting these leaks fixed? It will not only help you eliminate mosquitos – it will also save you money!
- Treat pools, ponds and other standing water: If you have a swimming pool or pond, a water-based treatment to eliminate mosquito eggs is vital. You can buy granules and floating rings of anti-mosquito treatment that you simply add to any standing water, and it will kill mosquitos and eliminate their eggs without being toxic to pets, fish or people.
What can Aspenn Environmental Services do?
We offer comprehensive treatment options that can be applied to either residential or commercial areas. We recommend a minimum of 4 applications per year, and for better control, applications should be made every 30 days during the eight of mosquito season. Unfortunately, due to the transient nature of mosquitoes, no guarantees can be made.
Where are the applications made?
- Shade trees, up to 20 feet tall
- Tall grass
- Shaded areas around buildings and homes where mosquitos congregate
- Flower beds
- Mulched areas
- Shrubs, particularly the undersides of the leaves
- Fence lines
- Leaf litter
- Under decks, around pools and patios where people spend time
Mosquito applications should be considered 1 to 3 days prior to any outdoor events such as:
- Graduation parties
How is this application different from a tree application or a tick and flea application?
When treating for mosquitos, the application is done in a mist form (50 to 300 micron water particle size) to ensure proper coverage. It can be done as a stand-alone application, or included with any of our other services.
Some of the areas that are treated during a mosquito application are similar to areas being treated during other applications. The major difference is in the products and application method (full mist).
What can the customer do to help?
Eliminating water sources may help to control the mosquito population. Ditches should be cleaned and other water containers, such as bird baths, old tires and areas where water can collect should be emptied.
Another important fact to remember is that mosquitoes are attracted to bright lights, as are a lot of other early evening or night time bugs. It is for this reason we don’t recommend “bug zappers” as they can attract more bugs than they kill.
It’s always a good idea to turn down the lights in the evening and to make sure screens and windows are closed and properly maintained, to reduce your chances of being bitten by mosquitoes.
Other insect control programs Aspenn offer include: aphid, birch leafminer, black vine weevil, flea, box elder bug, cave crickets, chinchbug, clover mites, cooley spruce gall, dogwood borer, eastern spruce gall aphid, hemlock wooly adelgid, holly leafminer, iris borer, lace bug, lady bug, pine sawfly, pine shoot beetle, rhododendron borer and stink bug