Verbenone and SPLAT Verb are effective deterrents to Mountain Pine Beetle infestation
MCH is a deterrent to Spruce and Douglas-Fir Beetles.
Colorado State University Extension services estimates that one infested tree will kill at least two and possibly more trees. Once a tree is infested, nothing practical can be done to save it. Prevention of Mountain Pine Beetle, Douglas-Fir Beetle or Spruce Beetle attack is the only option.
Though sporadic pine beetle outbreaks are a natural part of western U.S. ecosystems, beetle populations typically grow in response to the favorable effects of warmer temperatures (that help beetle development) and drought that stresses host trees.
Beetle outbreaks have been unusually large and intense since 2009, razing forests from Alaska to Baja California, New Mexico to Montana and east to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Beetle habitat ranges from near sea level in British Columbia, to 11,000 feet in southern California.
Mountain Pine, Fir and Spruce Beetles take turns causing devastation. Heavy snow pack and wet weather provide a slowdown of the Pine Beetle damage because the trees are stronger in the Spring through summer. However, as drought returns, so do the beetles. Previous Pine Beetle devastation invites Douglas-Fir and Spruce Beetles, which establish themselves in freshly killed or damaged trees and downed and burned trees, then build up large enough populations to take over healthier forests. This can be seen in Rocky Mountain National Park, where high-elevation Engleman Spruce are now dying alongside lodgepole pines attacked by MPB. (There are more spruce forests in Colorado than Lodgepole pine)
As of 2019, the 11 most affected western states expect a lot more mortality in the next 3-4 years. The recent rise in tree mortality at mid-elevations of 3000-5000’ is particularly problematic.
Verbenone pouches have been used by the Forest Service, Municipalities and Small Towns, Neighborhood Associations, and private individuals for over a decade to protect high value pine trees from the ravages of the Mountain Pine Beetle. Verbenone is non-toxic and natural, but highly effective. It targets only the insects killing your trees, and leaves beneficial insects, humans, pets and wildlife completely unharmed.
Studies conducted in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Colorado have proven its effectiveness in repelling beetle attacks for up to 100 days with each application.
MCH is the treatment of choice for protecting Douglas-Fir and Spruce. MCH Bubble Caps are easy to apply, equally environmentally friendly, and effective.
Now the best treatments are also the most economical treatments. We have discounted our pricing to make it less expensive than the toxic spray currently being employed by unsuspecting home owners whose birds and wildlife are adversely affected by the chemicals.
We can provide you with the greenest and best products to protect your ornamental and high-value trees.
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As low as $7.00 per tree for pouches or $9.99 for SPLAT Verb Paste.