Emerald Ash Borer
Mclean County, IL. is currently experiencing an infestation. the infestation is due to a small insect called the emerald ash borough. The insect burrows into trees and kills them. Because of this infestation it is important not to transfer firewood from one woody area to another. In cities like Clinton, Fisher, Peoria it is extremely unlikely you will visually see the Emerald Ash Borer as you would see pests such as ants, but they will be present. More likely, you will see the perforations left on the tree by the insect. Even when cutting and burning wood the insect is so soft it Is unlikely you will see them. If you live in the Mclean county, IL. area and you have an ash tree you should call crown to stump tree removal immediately before your tree is lost.
Carpenter ants are difficult to deal with in my experience. They can be both beneficial to the environment and considered a pest. If your tree has carpenter ants and they have taken root in your backyard know that they have numerous nests in a variety of locations. Almost like satellites. To rid yourself of the ants all of the nests need to be handled, preferably moved, instead of decimated.
carpenter ants are attracted to your yard by rotting wood, such as stumps, which is another reason they should be removed. When carpenter ants take root in a live tree they weaken the infrastructure, sever lines for nutrition, and scar the tree.
customer testimonial involving carpenter ants
I have had many a customer think that they will save money by removing stumps themselves. which is possible and can be done. i had a neighbor try this. I had quoted his removal after removing a tree so bundled it would of cost 55 dollars more to do. Every evening after he got off work he would work on removing the stump, almost a month went by and the stump was still there, The stump had started to rot and now there were carpenter ants in the rotting stump. The ants also setup shop in the walls of his home. Alongside of the ants in catastrophe there was a 4' by 3' deep trench was also cut around the stump where he had been working on it from before. Now the stump was twice as large as before. The standard price to remove a stump by itself is 150 as well as the 2000 he had to pay to cover the infrastructure damage of the termites and carpenter ants. Of all the extra money he ended up paying and the lost time he could of spent with his family he came to me later with shy smile and "i shoulda just came to you in the first place".