Coming from buprestid beetle lineage, the Gold spotted Oak Borer (GSOB) is native to Southeastern Arizona oak forests. Ever since Goldspotted Oak Borer’s invasion in San Diego, the mortality rate of Oak trees has risen significantly. GSOB caused oak mortality harms private as well as public land. However, the major impact of infestation is the monetary cost. Widespread loss of oak trees has caused detrimental impacts on the natural landscape. Besides that, biodiversity of this area is also affected adversely.
Female lays eggs in cracks as well as crevices and the adult GSOB feeds on Oak foliage. Beneath the bark, you can observe the larvae or pupae. There are a few symptoms that can determine Gold spotted Oak Borer infestation in Oak Tree, such as crown thinning, bark staining, D-shaped emergence holes, and bark injury. But identifying infested oak trees accurately is very important as it will increase the possibilities of stopping or slowing the imminent spread. Tree Doctor USA’s arborists are experts and have extensive experience in Oak Borer Beetle Treatment in San Diego.
Tree Doctor USA GSOB programs are based on our research findings and techniques, which primarily focus on controlling its spread and eventually eliminating its existence on your property. If needed then we also administer systemic insecticide into soil and trunk injection. However, it may create additional problems if insecticide treatment is not administered accurately. But Tree Doctor USA’s arborists are well trained in managing Gold spotted Oak Borer infestation.