The bark borer beetle is an insect that lives beneath the bark of trees or shrubs on Denver properties. It is there that it hides, and it is their hiding spot that makes it difficult to manage them with simple insecticides. This pesky little beetle is a common insect that attacks conifers and even some broadleaf trees. Bark beetles mine the inner bark on twigs, branches, or trunks of trees and shrubs. They usually attack trees or shrubs that have grown weak. So, if you are concerned over Denver property’s tree or shrubs, contact Lawn Doctor for bark borer treatment. Bark beetles can contribute to the decline and eventual death of trees; however, only a few aggressive species are known to be the sole cause of tree mortality.
If you have found that Bark Borer beetles have infected your Denver home or business property’s trees and shrubs, you should know of your treatment options. When it comes to bark borer treatments, there are cultural control, biological control, behavioral control, and chemical control options. Cultural control includes making sure you select the right trees and shrubs to plant on your Denver property and reducing the stress of the foliage by taking proper care of it.
If going through the chemical control avenue, you will want to consider preventative care options over reactive applications. The application of bark borer treatments after an infestation can often be ineffective. Due to the elevation, it is often best to apply bark borer treatments on Denver properties in late spring. Typically, one application on your Denver property per year can help with season-long control. However, if there are heavy rains, then a second application may be required for effective management against the bark borer beetle.