Pest Damage on Trees Is Visible Now and Giroud Tree and Lawn Explains What Philadelphia Homeowners Need to Look For and Tree Service Actions to Take During the Winter.

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Pests that destroy valuable trees and shrubs may be dormant but the signs of damage are clearly visible now on evergreens. Giroud Tree and Lawn explains the warning signs to look for and tree service actions Philadelphia homeowners can take to control the pests.

Video Clip of Bagworms on Arborvitae taken by Rob Nagy, ISA Certified Arborist at Giroud Tree and Lawn

Bagworms on Arborvitae Video Clip by Rob Nagy, ISA Certified Arborist at Giroud Tree and Lawn

Find pest problems on trees and shrubs now before further damage is done.

Even in the dead of winter, Philadelphia homeowners need to be alert for signs of damage on evergreens by harmful insects like Bagworms, Adelgid, Lacebugs and Borers. Giroud Tree and Lawn explains the warning signs of pest damage and tree service actions Philadelphia homeowners can take to stop pests from destroying valuable trees and shrubs.

“It’s easy to forget about your trees and shrubs when bitter winter weather keeps us inside,” says Lou Giroud, President, Giroud Tree and Lawn and ISA Certified Arborist. “Homeowners should bundle up and just stroll the yard to check how the evergreens are looking. The key is to find problems now before further damage is done.”    

Here are the steps homeowners should take:
1. Check valuable evergreens including: Eastern Hemlock, Arborvitae, Spruce, Pine, Juniper, Azalea and Pieris Japonica.
2. Look for: Discolored leaves/needles, cone-like bags, egg masses or unusual growths on twigs, browning or poor overall color. These are just a few of the warning signs that pests have invaded an evergreen tree or shrub
3. If a problem is discovered, contact a professional tree service company to inspect the tree or shrub.

“Once an ISA Certified Arborist confirms the specific pest, treatment should be scheduled at the time of year when the pest is most vulnerable,” says Lou Giroud. “By catching and treating pest problems early, trees and shrubs have the best chance for long term survival.”

About Giroud Tree and Lawn
Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, tree removal and lawn care programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal and traditional and 100% organic lawn programs to keep lawns healthy and green . Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award® every year since 2005. The “Giroud Treework for Charity” program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company’s service area. For more information, visit the company website at or call 215-682-7704.

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