Advantages of endotherapy versus spraying

At Doctor Pino we use the endotherapy method (or trunk injection) to eliminate the pine processionary pest as it offers a much more effective, efficient and ecological alternative for the treatment of trees than chemical fumigation, as the substances are injected directly into the vascular system of the tree, avoiding the spraying of chemical products that pollute the environment.

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Efficiency

By injecting the active ingredient directly into the sap of the tree, we ensure an even distribution of the product and the right amount to achieve a positive and immediate reaction in the tree.

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Persistence

A single application is sufficient to guarantee the elimination of the pine processionary caterpillar for one year. The efficacy of chemical sprays can be drastically reduced in rainy or windy conditions.

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ECOLOGIC

This method avoids the dispersion of chemical products that pollute the environment and is completely harmless to the health of people and animals, and can be used at any time of the day.

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Other plagues

Valid method to control other pests (e.g. Tomicus piniperda) in addition to the pine processionary caterpillar.

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Less efficient

While tree injection is a localised infusion along the trunk where 100% of the injected product is used, the spray may not reach all parts of the tree, due to the height of the tree or being washed away by wind and rain.

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Pollution

Wind and rain can disperse or dilute sprayed chemicals, contaminating the air and soil in the pine area.

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Dangerous

If your garden is small, the sprayed nutrient (poison) can affect your house, other houses, schools, parks...

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More expensive!

Although the trunk injection method protects your pine trees for a year, if you choose to spray, you will have to re-spray the trees periodically if it rains, which is very common on the island during October and November.