Most wood boring insects get attracted to stressed and vulnerable trees in your landscape. Often they are called secondary invaders, as they attack the trees and plants that have lost their strength and vigor.
The infestation of wood borers goes unnoticed until trees and plants show external signs of wreckage and injuries. They create irregular holes in host plants. Hence, people often confuse the infestation with woodpecker damage. So, professional tree healthcare assessment is crucial before offering accurate treatment.