Have Your Trees Been Attacked by Borers?

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It’s the worst feeling for a homeowner who takes great pride in their landscaping. You notice that your trees are showing signs of decline. They don’t look very healthy, they are growing sporadically and have uneven growth. A closer look shows disturbing signs of beetle-like creatures that have invaded the trees. It’s very possible that your trees have been attacked …

How to Manage Flatheaded Borers

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Flatheaded borers are beetle larvae that live just beneath the bark of tree trunks, branches and roots. They are similar to termites in that they dig out tunnels in the wood, and signs of an infestation include sawdust around the tree as well as loose bark that can be pulled apart. Flatheaded borers are small, approximately one-inch in size, and …

A Closer Look at the Various Types of Borers

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Insect borers are structural pests that live in trees and shrubs, causing aesthetic and economic damage. What these tiny, but damaging, pests do is tunnel through the inside of the tree, eating away until the tree becomes vulnerable and weakened. By the time the signs of an infestation are noticed, it may be too late. Trees that have already been …