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16 Insect Pests That Survive Over Winter in New Jersey

aphips on branches of a tree during spring

Insects are cold-blooded, so how do they survive over winter in New Jersey? From ticks and mosquitoes to spotted lanternfly, Japanese beetles, and Eastern tent caterpillars, we’ll uncover their winter survival tactics so you can better combat insects that survive New Jersey winters.

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The Rise of the Lantern Fly

With May and June in full swing, the rise of spotted lantern flies and emerald ash borers (EABs) is imminent. These agile lantern flies, with their acrobatic prowess rivaling ninjas, present a challenge to squish. Originating from Southeast Asia, spotted lantern flies have made their way to New Jersey, posing a threat to various plants.…

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Chemical-Free Ways to Control Insect Pests

A large, green praying mantis with spiny front legs sits perched on a small branch in front of a black background.

If you’re looking for a chemical-free method to reduce the insect pests in your trees and garden, beneficial insects are an ideal choice. By using your plants and trees to attract beneficial insects, you can take advantage of the beneficials that are already there. And with a few cost-effective additions, you can turn your garden into a diverse haven for beneficial insects.

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Disease Alert: Fire Blight

Burnt-looking leaves are signs of fire blight on a pear tree in New Jersey.

There is no current cure for fire blight disease and it can be spread via different ways. That’s why it is important to know how to identify the signs & symptoms of fire blight and what you need to do if you notice those signs.

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IPM: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Sapsucker holes on the trunk of a tree. Taken by Alpine Tree, New Jersey

Many experienced gardeners and landscape professionals practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to make and maintain gardens that are healthy and vigorous, with low populations of pests. Find out why in this article!

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Time to Save!

Alpine's Tree Health Care program now includes mosquito/tick treatments at no additional cost.

The program provides both basic and selected specialty treatments to trees and shrubs for long term control of diseases and pests.

Contact us today for more details about the program.

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