For over 40 years, Tamke Tree Experts has been managing insect problems that damage valuable trees and shrubs. Every year, we review and adjust our methods to provide the best results. We select only the best products which are environmentally sensitive and deliver good suppression at low dose rates. See TREES and SHRUBS for more information on our services for plant pests.
Ticks live in the shrubs beds and wooded borders around your home. The area under shrubs is prime “Tick Territory” because of small animals (mice, moles chipmunks, squirrels and birds) that frequent the area. Our tick treatment programs help control the insect (nymphal and adult) and protect you, your family and pets against Lyme Disease.
We treat throughout the summer for adult mosquitoes. Due to West Nile Virus, the management of these disease vectors continues to be a growing concern of our customers.
Poison Ivy Management
Protect your family from this noxious weed which causes people’s skin to develop a red, itchy rash and sometimes blisters. One Poison Ivy plant can cover up to one acre of property. Proper Poison Ivy Management requires a plan and involves a multiple-step approach. Our trained professionals can identify and treat the areas. Reduce the Poison Ivy on your property and gain peace of mind for the comfort and safety of your family.
Deer are causing extensive damage to home landscapes, gardens and farms. Deer resistant plants are no guarantee, since the high deer population in urban areas and harsh winters create a competitive environment. Your plants need to be protected. We use an all- organic product consisting of 100% food grade quality ingredients. This product has a pleasant “mint” smell to humans; however, it is disliked by the deer. Applied once a month, the deer will learn to dislike your plants and eventually direct them away from your property.
Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Management
The Gypsy Moth is most commonly discussed during the spring and summer months, as it is the time of year people see the adult caterpillars on their property. Very high populations in a small area can defoliate a tree in a matter of days. You should schedule a preventative treatment to all host trees (typically hardwoods such as Maple, Oak, Apple, Poplar, Birch, and Willow) to be applied in May when the larvae first emerge from the eggs. Your valuable trees will look and feel better.
Japanese Beetle Treatments
Both the beetles and the larvae seriously injure plants. The adult beetle seems to prefer the rose, but will also feed on woody ornamentals such as crape myrtle, flowering cherry, flowering crabapple, Japanese maple, linden, and gray birch. Topical sprays and soil injections can help to protect your plants.
Emerald Ash Borers
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has killed over 50 million Ash trees despite quarantine efforts by regulatory agencies. The EAB has officially been identified in New Jersey, this insect poses a threat to our Ash trees. Be on the look out for signs of infestation: green metallic beetles, D-shaped exit holes in the bark and heavy woodpecker damage. Treatments are necessary to help protect your Ash trees. We have EAB management plans in place and we are ready for the Emerald Ash Borer.
Household Pest Control
The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorphs halys) was first identified in the United States in 1996 in Allentown, PA. Accidentally introduced in freight from Asia, the stink bug steadily spread, establishing itself as a nuisance to homeowners and a risk to agriculture in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The adult Stink bug survives the winter by entering your home.They enter through cracks in windows and foundations, through vents and soffets, as well as under doors. They can be an incredible nuisance especially in September/October when they are commonly noticed throughout your property and inside homes.
Preventative measures can be taken to reduce a stink bug invasion on your home. Caulking windows, doors, and under fascias, as well as repairing screens can help. In addition,Tamke offers a new service to reduce the pests on and around your home.
Spiders, Ants, Fleas, etc.
Often times, the insects and pests living on and around your plants will enter your home. We can reduce household pests such as Spiders, Fleas, Flies, Roaches, Millipedes, Centipedes and more with treatments to the exterior foundation of your home. In the same visit – you can reduce noxious insect population around your home AND achieve healthier shrubs. No need to hire a separate exterminator service; we are already there!