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Since 1957, Scientific Plant Service has provided Baltimore with comprehensive and thoughtful lawn care services. Since then, we have found ways to meet our customers’ needs. In addition to lawn care, mosquito control, deer and animal repellent, soil testing, aquatics, mole control, athletic field maintenance, and tree and shrub care, we also offer invasive species control services. Whether these species are impacting your lawn, aquatics, or trees, we can determine the problem and find a solution to prevent the spread of disease or damage caused by these species. Scientific Plant Service crew are licensed to provide excellent services and belong to many local associations. Our expertise is just a phone call away. If you require Baltimore invasive species control, call us today. 

Why Is Invasive Species Control Important? 

Invasive species are plants, pests, or animals non-native to an area that invade an ecosystem and wreak havoc. Invasive species can cause the extinction of native animals and plants, destroy biodiversity, and alter and reduce the wildlife habitat. The spread of invasive species can negatively impact the environment, economy, human and animal health and safety. All life depends on healthy ecosystems, so those delicate balances must remain intact. 

Resident Canada Geese Control Services

Scientific Plant Service is licensed to control all aquatic problems, such as phragmites, algae, and Canada geese. The Resident Canada Geese are challenging to manage, as this new generation of geese are quite lazy and content to stay in one location throughout the year. They swim on ponds, attack humans, honk loudly, and eat well-manicured lawns while leaving behind a huge mess. 

Geese are herbivores and love closely mowed lawns. The average goose can eat about four pounds of grass daily and excrete three pounds of waste! These birds also live in flocks, sometimes numbering in the hundreds, so imagine that waste multiplied. One way we provide Resident Canada Geese control services is to make grass unpalatable. Timed applications of USDA organic repellents are often successful. By controlling the geese, the flock will feed and leave behind waste in untreated areas and later move out altogether. 

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Invasive Tree Fungus: Dutch Elm Disease

Baltimore invasive species control services can address diseases like Dutch Elm Disease. This destructive illness is caused by two types of fungi spread through Elm Bark beetles. Young beetles feed on the leaves and twigs of healthy trees, spreading their spores to the tree. The spores start new infections, and once the tree is weak, more beetles colonize it and continue the cycle. 

The fungus enters the tree’s vascular system, which means spores can spread anywhere water goes, including the roots. When infected, trees will show leaves that wilt before turning yellow or brown, curled leaves and leaves that drop prematurely. You might also see brown or black streaking in the sapwood. 

You cannot remove Dutch Elm Disease but can prevent the spread. The key to preventing a spread is catching it early. Most effective treatments will eliminate Elm Bark beetles and the fungus attacking the vascular system. Treatments include:

Invasive Pest: Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a destructive wood-boring pest. Native to East Asia, this pest was discovered in North America in about 2002. When these pests invade ash trees, the trees can lose most of their canopy within two years and die within three to four years. 

In areas where EAB invades native trees, some treatments include quarantines, infested tree removal, insecticides, and biological control. Biological control refers to using other pests or insects to kill off the Emerald Ash Borer populations. The insecticide is typically injected directly into the tree or soil drench. These treatments are used to reduce damage to ash trees.

If you require Baltimore invasive species control services, do not hesitate to contact Scientific Plant Service so we can determine the best course of action. 

Call Scientific Plant Service For Baltimore Invasive Species Control Services

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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