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Collateral Effects of Neonicotinold Insecticides

I found in the Tree Care Industry for February 2015

I read this article in the Tree Care Industry for Collateral Effects of Neonicotinold Insecticides. I foudn this article intersting about the use of Insecticides that could possibly produce more Boxwood Spider Mites and Emerald Ash Borers'. Its intersting because these insecticides are to be known to possibly producing more of these mites and EAMs then getting rid of them.

They have done plenty of research and tests on insecticides on getting rid of these types that grow on trees and plants. And from their findings it seems to have caused more than what they are trying to get rid of.

For example: for soil drenches with American Elm Trees, they use imidacloprid insecticides and they have found out that they can produce 30% more eggs then untreated Elms.

In these article it is said that trees and plants already have fight off these types or preys' with their attack defenses but when use of insecticides it has been researched that they can possibly produce more instead of get rid of.

In other studies it is known that insecticides do get rid of these preys, but only in an event that they eat something that has ingested the insecticide.

I find that this is helpful information that everyone should know when they treat their plants or trees. Alwasy call an arborist when you see any type of prey so that they can inspect it and be able to let you know the proper way of dealing with such pests. As always Twin Oak Tree Care LLC will be able to determine this for you, and you can get a free estimate! Call us at (703) 239-0040 for a free esitmate. And if you notice any spide mites or Emeral Bor Ashers' you should call because they can produce more risk for the health of your trees.

**You can read this article in the Tree Care Industry Ediiton February 2015 or online at This article was written by Michael J Raupp, Ph.D. and Adrianna Szczepaniec, Ph.D.

Posted February 19, 2015 by Twin Oak Tree Care LLC