Treating Trees for Fungus and Parasites
Insects are not the only threat to your trees; other elements like ball moss and oak wilt also pose significant risks. Oak wilt, caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum, is a deadly disease that interrupts the water transport system in oak trees, leading to their demise. Although there’s no cure for oak wilt, Hill Country Pest Control has developed effective strategies for managing its symptoms, which include canopy loss, wilting leaves, and the appearance of fungal mats. Our tree care specialists employ injections of micronutrients and fungicides to fortify the trees against diseases and alleviate symptoms of oak wilt.
Ball moss, on the other hand, is not a fungal disease but a plant that thrives in the lower sunlight and higher humidity found in the inner canopies of trees. It wraps its tendrils around branches, impairing circulation and leading to rapid spread if not addressed. Untreated, ball moss can significantly harm trees. Our skilled technicians eradicate existing ball moss and prevent future outbreaks by removing seeds and spores from your trees.