Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale Treatments in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, TX & Nearby Areas
Our team combats crepe myrtle bark scale with topical and systemic insecticide treatments.
Have you noticed small white specks on your crepe myrtles? If so, then you may have crepe myrtle bark scale. Bark scales are tiny insects that are about 2 millimeters long and feed on the sap of your crepe myrtles. Although bark scales rarely inflict serious damage, they do tarnish your trees' appearance and can be fatal in severe instances. But have no fear.
At CitiTurf, we provide crepe myrtle bark scale treatments to residents in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, Wylie, Sachse, and nearby cities in Texas. Our team combats crepe myrtle bark scale with a two-pronged counterattack consisting of topical and systemic insecticide treatments. The best time to schedule our treatments is May-June, however, bark scale can affect your crepe myrtles at any time throughout the year. If you think your crepe myrtles have a bark scale infestation, call us today at 972-516-0001 to schedule an appointment.
How do we treat crepe myrtle bark scale?
When we treat your crepe myrtles for bark scale, we employ a two-pronged approach that utilizes both topical and systemic insecticide treatments. With our topical treatments, we spray insecticide on your tree trunks and branches to begin killing bark scale on contact. These treatments are fast-acting and get to work right away.
Meanwhile, our systemic insecticide treatments take effect at a slower pace but are even more impactful. We inject insecticide into the soil around your tree roots for your crepe myrtles to absorb. The insecticide does not harm your trees but eradicates the bark scale when they feed on your sap.
When do we treat crepe myrtle bark scale?
We can treat your crepe myrtles at any point throughout the year, however, it is best to schedule the treatment in May or June. After the initial application, our team will then conduct a checkup 2-3 months later to keep tabs on your trees' health and ensure the effectiveness of our treatments. Your crepe myrtles should be free of bark scale by the time we perform our checkup. If you don't initially notice crepe myrtle bark scale until later in the summer, you can contact us to come out and inspect your trees at that time.
Our crepe myrtle bark scale treatments are included for free with our tree and shrub fertilization services but are also available independently.
Signs You Have Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale
Bark scales are tiny insects that attach themselves to bark and twigs. They have a white exterior, are about 2 millimeters in length, and feed on the sap from your crepe myrtle trees. In addition to spotting small, white specks, signs you have crepe myrtle bark scale include:
- Wet, sticky bark: Bark scale secretes honeydew while feeding on sap.
- Sooty, black mold: Honeydew can promote the growth of sooty mold that turns your bark black.
- Pink bark stains: Smushed bark scale emits a pinkish liquid that stains your bark.
Bark scale infestations weaken your trees, increasing their vulnerability to diseases, other insects, and strenuous weather. Although bark scales rarely inflict serious damage, they do tarnish your trees' appearance and can be fatal in severe instances.
Schedule our crepe myrtle bark scale services today!
If you suspect that your crepe myrtles have bark scale, our team at CitiTurf stands ready to help. We provide effective crepe myrtle bark treatments to residents in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, Wylie, and surrounding areas in Texas. We have proudly protected trees and shrubs for local homeowners since 2005. Get your crepe myrtles the assistance they need. Call us today at 972-516-0001 to schedule bark scale treatments with one of our other core services: Home Pest Control, Fertilization and Weed Control, Tree and Shrub Fertilization, and Mosquito Control.