• Hole in citrus tree from lemon borer
  • Lemon tree borer in Mahoe
  • Hole in citrus tree from lemon borer
  • Lemon tree borer in Mahoe

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Citrus Tree Borer

Citrus tree or lemon tree borer are beetles whose larvae bore into living tree trunks and branches of citrus trees and many other garden trees and shrubs.

Identifying

The citrus or lemon tree borer will damage not only citrus trees but trees of many types. The adults lay eggs in damaged or cut areas of the tree bark and when the eggs hatch they bore into the living wood damaging it. They will open holes to the outside world to get rid of their frass (waste products). Damage caused by lemon tree bore can eventually kill the tree.

Solving

To get rid of citrus tree borer follow these steps:

Lemon or citrus tree borer open holes through the bark of trunks and branches to get rid of their waste and it is through these holes that NO Borer Injector fluid can be injected to kill the larvae and prevent adults laying viable eggs in the holes.

Did you know

Lemon tree borer are native New Zealand borer beetles. They attack many species of tree.

The scientific name of Lemon tree borer is - Oemona hirta.

Tips

Prune of dead and very badly affected limbs of trees. After killing the borer larvae in their holes you can also protect from egg laying adults by filling the hole with Blu-Tack or similar inert filler.

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