Emerald Ash Borer Trap

Preventing and Repairing Thatch (and those purple triangle thingies in trees)

In this audio episode, The Handyguys discuss thatch in your lawn as well as discussing those purple kite looking things that are showing up in trees around many states in the Midwest and Northeast.


The Handyguys discuss thatch in your lawn and dispel many myths regarding thatch. What causes it and what doesn’t cause it. Listen to the podcast for the discussion.

Purple kites in trees? EAB Traps!

No, those aren’t kites. They are traps used to monitor the potential infection of the Emerald ash borer beetle. Those little suckers are killing ash trees around the country. The Handyguys discuss where they come from and what the effects of them are on our forests.

Emerald Ash Borer Trap and Thatch
Purple, three-sided traps resembling a box kite can be seen in ash trees throughout the Midwest and Northeast as part of a surveillance program by federal and state agencies.

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