Integrated Pest Management is an ecological approach that employs all suitable pest-control strategies to reduce pest populations to an acceptable level. Biological, cultural, mechanical, and chemical controls are all used.
Many control methods are considerably more effective and environmentally friendly than chemical control. However, at times, the judicious use of a chemical pesticide may be unavoidable, therefore North End Landscapes Inc. has a valid Virginia pesticide license.
We do strive to remedy/prevent problematic conditions with a sustainable, proactive and common sense method, and chemical controls should only be used as a last resort.
Diseases and insects are contagious and can attack a variety of plants. This is why it is of great importance that your landscape professional is aware and able to identify pests, as well as take proper steps to prevent spreading the problem. Pests can travel on the bottom of work-boots, a shovel head, or a lawnmower. This could be analogous to a doctor not scrubbing between treating clients.
If you suspect that your trees, turf, or shrubs, may have a pest problem, please contact us immediately. Expedient diagnosis and remediation is of the highest importance.