Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is a sap-sucking, scale-like insect that feeds on the needles of Hemlock trees and spreads very easily. It is found in most of coastal Maine and continues to spread, leaving many thinned and dying hemlocks in its wake.
Here at Hawkes we offer two types of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment. The first of these pest control treatments is a systemic bark treatment that takes effect immediately, killing the adelgids present on the tree. The second is a systemic soil treatment that is taken up by the tree and can protect it against Hemlock Woolly Adelgids for up to four years. For the greatest protection of these beautiful, soft-needled trees, we recommend a dual treatment of both bark and soil.
If you suspect you may have HWA infesting your Hemlock or Spruce trees, reach out to Hawkes Tree Service today and get a free consultation. Don’t let the trees on your property fall victim to these pests. Get expert tree care service today!
close up of pine tree afflicted with Hemlock Woolly Adelgids

Other Invasive Pests

In order to ensure the longevity of your trees and property, Hawkes Tree Service offers all kinds of invasive pest control treatments. Beyond the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, we also offer treatments for invasive pests in Maine like the Brown-Tail Moth, Winter Moth, Emerald Ash Borer and Spongy Moth. Read more of each pest below, and click through to read more about each one!

brown tail moth caterpillars

Brown-Tail Moth

Browntail Moth is an invasive species that made its way the US from Europe in the late 1800’s. It quickly spread throughout New England where it became a nuisance for both trees and humans…
emerald ash borer on leaf

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive species native to Asia. Despite its attractive lustrous color, it has the potential to eradicate Ash trees in the United States…
spongy moth on leaf

Spongy Moth

Formerly known as the Gypsy Moth, the Spongy Moth is native to Europe, and made their way to New England in the late 1860’s. They have voracious appetites and are capable of consuming a canopy…
many green caterpillars on tree

Winter Moth

A caterpillar capable of defoliating entire canopies. Winter moth was introduced into North America from Europe. It was first recorded in Nova Scotia in the 1930s…