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  • How to Keep Pest Infestations From Attracting Wasps to Your Landscape

    An insect or pest infestation on your commercial property is not only a nuisance, but it can also pose a serious health concern. Pest infestations are not only a risk to the plants, but some pests can attract wasps, hornets, and bees if left untreated.

    Which Pests Pose a Danger?

    There are three main insects that you need to worry about as a commercial property owner.

    1. Kermes and European Fruit Lecanium Scales
      • These feed on oak and autumn blaze maples. Adult female scales are tan and brown and may resemble a marble.
    2. Striped Pine Scales
      • These scales attach to scotch pines, lodge pole pines, and mugo pines. They are a reddish-brown color with cream stripes and may resemble helmets. Trees might appear darker from a distance with black sooty mold on the bark.
    3. Mealy Bugs
      • Mealy bugs appear as white masses on stems, leaves, and fruit. They can lead to leaf curling and yellowing as they drain sap from plants. They feed on hawthorn trees and thornless cockspur hawthorns.

    As these insects feed on and drain your trees, they leave behind a sticky substance known as honeydew. This substance is sweet and attracts stinging insects, such as bees or wasps, as an easy food source. Which is the last thing we want for your property visitors and tenants!

    What Strategies Eradicate Pests?

    To control pests, traditional topical sprays may not work. Instead, soil injection is the best possible route to rid your commercial property of these insects for good. A comprehensive strategy is best because as professionals, we look at the health of your plants in relation to the entirety of your property and landscape.

    Pests can have catastrophic results on your landscaping and pose a real danger to clients, staff, and guests. As an added danger, the above pests can attract wasps, bees, and other stinging insects to your property.

    At Denver Commercial Property Services, we offer Integrated Pest Management in addition to our Comprehensive Lawn and Plant Health Care services to protect your property.

    Contact us today by calling 303-339-3570 or sending us an email, to discuss how to solve your pest problem!