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Invasive species in the U.S. have caused immense damage to our environment, industries, and communities. Emerald ash borer, for instance, has destroyed millions of ash trees. A species of hornet, nicknamed “murder hornet,” is a new invasive species that has recently been found in the United States. This hornet could cause significant problems for our honeybee populations, which would disrupt

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One threat that the Delaware environment faces is damage by invasive species. An invasive species is a non-native plant, insect or animal that is introduced into a region and causes some harm. That harm can affect plants or humans, and the damage can be economic or environmental. Many people have likely heard of some invasive species in their regions, but

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Many people have heard of the dangers of invasive species. An invasive species is introduced to a region rather than being native and damages the environment or human health. As a result of these invasive species, National Invasive Species Week has emerged to spread invasive species awareness and encourage people to stay vigilant. National Invasive Species Week 2020 is February

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Maintaining healthy landscaping, trees, shrubs, and other plants often requires work and labor from either the owner or a tree and plant health care specialist. But one method is to let insects do the job instead. Beneficial insect release has become an increasingly popular method for homeowners to maintain their gardens and landscapes in a natural, sustainable way. (more…)

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Every landscape and home face the problem of pests. Usually, the solution for most is to eliminate a pest problem when the issue is discovered. But this is a short-term solution that can lead to damaging an affected area and its surroundings without careful consideration. Stein certified arborists and plant health care management specialists emphasize and promote Integrated Pest Management,

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The spotted lanternfly has become quite a large problem in Delaware and other states across the country. Late spring's rising temperatures signal the time when nymphs hatch, so we want to make awareness a priority. These insects easily spread to new areas and leave a huge path of destruction in their wake. Beginning in March, the government of Delaware enacted

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Last summer Stein Tree Care professionals advised caution in outdoor activities because of ticks. The same advice holds this year, and the number of ticks in PA seems to be on the rise. WPXI notes that sources are debating whether PA will have a tough tick season, but the state health department has issued an alert about steady increases in

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As we noted a couple of weeks ago, spring is here and the emerald ash borer is becoming active. Adult beetles will soon be seen emerging from infested ash trees and fringetrees in Pennsylvania, Delaware and across the country. Homeowners need to be wary of this emerald green invasive pest that could destroy their trees. Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week,

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Spring is here again, and Stein reminds residents that inspecting for emerald ash borer (EAB) is important for residents of Pennsylvania and Delaware if you have ash or fringetrees in your yard. A professional knows just what to look for, but homeowners should proactively inspect trees throughout the year for signs of illness or infestation. (more…)

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