You know how important your tree or trees to your property so always be vigilant even during the dormant seasons. Be vigilant and check them for unwanted visitors such as pests as they can cause harm your trees in the long run.
Start by checking the tall trees first and visually scan them for any abnormalities. Check for clumps and thickened foliage. Although in some cases, this is not an indication that pests are present. There are situations, however, when nests are present and you do not want to remove them unless it is necessary. But have a tree expert assess the situation first since it will be safer for you and your home if you call them.
Check also for leaf formation as new growth is more prone to pest damage. Check the newest, softest growth. If there is evidence of aphids, use a pesticide spray or you can simply create your own solution with the use of mixing hot water, three cloves of garlic and a little dish soap. Strain the mixture after letting it cool and place it in a spray bottle. Spray the affected areas as they are mostly on new rose blooms.
Check for branches and limbs for cracks since this can be a potential home for pests. If you find limbs or cracks contact a reliable tree lopping Swanbank service to resolve the issue. Cracks can also mean that the arborist may have to recommend trimming down the affected branches to avoid possible dangers it can present to your tree and property.