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Borer Treatment in Idaho: How to Treat & Prevent Tree Borers

There are lots of solutions to being bored. Read a book. Take a walk on a trail. Clean out your kitchen cupboards. Plan a vacation!

Oh, wait. This is about borers. Haha! Never mind.
Borers are the worst. These hungry, destructive bugs attack your trees, devouring their tissue and even killing them.

What’s the best tree borer treatment in Idaho? Are borers on the attack in your yard?

You’re not bored anymore, right, with all this tree borer stuff on your mind?

How to get rid of tree borers in Idaho Falls and Boise ID?

First Up: Famous Idaho Tree Borers

So who are these dastardly villains?

First up: the bronze birch borer. This is a seriously bad dude. The adult is a black beetle about 1/2 inch long with an iridescent bronze shimmer on its back.

Bronze Birch Borer

It loves the sun (maybe to show off that shimmer) and may be found crawling on the sunny side of your tree trunks in late spring and early summer.

But this coppery wood-boring beetle does the most damage as larvae. So tree borer treatment is important early.

The female deposits her eggs under cracks and crevices of the bark. The eggs hatch in a couple weeks and the icky larvae start tunneling into your tree tissue.

Unseen, it feeds on the vascular tissue under the bark.

It typically attacks trees that are already stressed or in decline, so here’s a plug for good tree health care.

A birch infested with bronze birch borer will start showing dieback in the crown. As the infestation continues, you’ll see D-shaped, rust-stained exit holes in the trunk.

The worst-case scenario? You lose your beautiful birch.

Next Up: the Ash Borer

While the famous emerald ash borer gets all the attention lately, regular old ash borers are out there quietly feasting, out of the spotlight.

Emerald ash borer

Native ash borers typically attack stressed trees, boring deep into the tree, unlike the emerald ash borer, which attacks the tissue just beneath the bark.

Are these bugs eating your trees? Look for a mixture of sawdust and borer poop accumulating in the crevices of bark, on branches, and on the ground.

How to Get Rid of Tree Borers

The best borer treatment in Idaho is a one-two punch of systemic injections plus foliar treatments.

plant health care technician sprays trees and bushes

Systemic insecticides injected into your trees in the spring and fall treats them from within, while spray treatments three times a year zap any bugs crawling on your trees. The foliage spray has a residual effect, too, lasting for 30 days to deter any hungry invaders.

It’s a lot easier to prevent borers than to treat them after they show up.

Are Your Trees Ready for a New Best Friend?

Ready to rescue your precious trees from villainous hungry borers?

Tree borer treatments are available for our Idaho Falls and Boise customers who use our full-service lawn care program.

That gives you extra peace of mind — choose an Idaho Falls or Boise professional lawn care service that bundles your yard’s most-needed treatments into one convenient, no-fuss plan, plus know your valuable trees are protected from damaging bugs like borers.

Fertilizing, weed control, grub control. Done. Tree borer treatment: Double done.

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Then kick back and relax in your healthy, thriving yard.
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Image Source: Bronze birch borer, Emerald Ash Borer

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