Leafroller, the larvae of certain tortricid moths, often feed and populate within the protection of rolled-up leaves. Several species can cause problems on fruit and ornamental trees in California. The fruit tree leafroller, Archips argyrospila, is the most common leafroller pest in landscapes throughout California. Because leafrollers can give birth to larva in 30 days and populate in large amounts quickly, it is important to practice leafroller control using an experienced leafroller pest control service.
Leafroller larvae feed on tender, new leaves, giving them a ragged appearance. They also roll and tie leaves together with silken threads to form compact hiding places. Some years, very large populations can develop, permanently affecting a tree’s health. In these severe cases, larvae can partially or completely defoliate trees, and their numerous silken threads can cover the entire tree and the ground below. Larvae frequently drop to the ground on their silken threads and defoliate other plants beneath the trees as well. Because of their superior hiding ability, quick gestation period, and ability to spread to other plants and trees, you should not take a leafroller pest control problem lightly.
Because these pests can ruin your beautiful gardens, trees, or bushes, you will want to seek professional leafroller pest control services to help eradicate the insects. Attempting to take care of the problem yourself can be costly, time consuming, and highly ineffective. Inexperienced techniques like manually picking the leaf rollers off the infected sapling or unleashing a throng of ladybugs to eat the leafrollers are not usually successful methods of eradication. If you are at the point that you are considering a Leafroller pest control service, let Structural Termite and Pest Control come to the rescue.
With over 40 years of experience in California, we understand the patterns and habits of leafrollers. We can identify where they are, where their larva are and take targeted and effective action with minimal damage to your trees. Our highly qualified, certified pest control experts are ready to help you start the process of getting your trees, garden, or bush back to its beautiful state. We are family owned and understand the importance of treating your problem based on its own merits and not with a one size fit all mentality. We will sit down with you to understand, examine, and educate you on your unique leafroller issue. We will then go to work as if this was our personal property and take the utmost care to do the job right the first time. So contact us today to get a quote and get on your way to peace of mind!