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These invasive pests are incredibly harmful to your trees. They prey on low immunity, drought-stricken trees, inhabit under the barks, and eat holes in the tree until it is dead. These beetles burrow deep holes in the tree, up to the core, laying larvae, cutting out on water supply and nutrition.

They attack one branch at a time until the tree is completely dried out and die if you live in vital areas (USDA zones 3 through 8 and 3 through 9). Also, your oak trees are susceptible to the diseases like Anthracnose, Bur Oak Blight, Oak Wilt, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Canker, Leaf Scorch, Leaf Blister, etc. Thus, getting Gold Spotted Oak Borer Treatment is necessary to protect your precious oaks.

About Gold Spotted Oak Borer

Borers are beetles or moth larvae that form under hardwood tree trunks. They cause extensive damage to the wood, eventually killing the tree. Gold Spotted Oak Borer are flat-headed borers native to San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County. Canyon Live, California Black, and Coastal Live oak are the most often attacked.

A fully grown Gold Spotted Oak Borer is 10 mm in length with a bullet-shaped body and golden to greenish-yellow spots on the sides. They mainly attack unhealthy trees and devour them completely.

The larvae of the gold spotted oak borer feed beneath the bark of red oaks, causing serious damage to the stem and bigger branches’ critical tissues. After a few years of infestation, trees begin to deteriorate and eventually perish as a result of the harm inflicted by successive generations of this virulent beetle.

If GSOB is suspected nearby, treat oaks promptly. Do not wait for obvious canopy dieback since there is a substantial lag time between vascular tissue rupture and the manifestation of symptoms in the canopy. Otherwise, your trees become vulnerable to invasions of insects like Galls, Scales, Aphids, Borers, Caterpillars, Lace bugs, Leaf miners, Twig pruner, and more.

Symptoms Of Gold Spotted Oak Borer

  • Extensive bark staining that appears as black or red blistering
  • Oozing on the tree surface
  • Presence of beetle larvae under the bark
  • D-shaped exit holes through the bark surface
  • Woodpecker foraging on the trunk
  • Thining of the crown and foliage
  • Affected trees may turn grey or brown
  • Premature leaf loss
Tiny holes and cut into trunks by Oak Borer Insect

How Can You Get Rid Of Gold Spotted Oak Borer

Control of Gold Spotted Oak Borer is tricky once their larvae are feeding within trees. So, treatment of GSOB needs to be applied before extensive disruption to the vascular tissues.

However, systematic trunk injection and organic pesticide can do wonders and help get rid of Gold Spotted Oak Borer infestation. An effective GSOB prevention program aims to eliminate the further outbreak or damage of suspected trees. Optimum Tree Nutrition can revive the vascular tissues and health of your oak trees.

Benefits Of Our GSOB Treatment

  • A thorough inspection of trees to detect GSOB.
  • Effective soil and stem treatment to eradicate Oak Borers from an infected tree.
  • Get rid of GSOB larvae under the bark and other hidden areas.
  • Making the tree immune to further attacks by enriching it with proper water supply, nutrients, and nourishment.
  • Very efficient tree healthcare service by learned professionals to avoid GSOB.
  • Highly affordable treatment for oak borer beetle infestation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can treat gold spotted oak borers by taking proper care of your oak trees. These pests primarily infect trees that are dried and unhealthy. However, if the tree is already infected, the pests can be removed with soil and stem treatments. Tree Doctor USA is one of the best tree health volunteers for this purpose.

Yes, you need to look for signs that indicate your tree is infected. It includes deep D-Shaped exit holes, nesting of woodpeckers, dead leaves and branches, and dried-up tops of the trees.

Garlic is a natural insecticide that works well against borers. Garlic cloves planted surrounding your fruit trees may deter adult borer insects from making an appearance.

It is mostly recommended to spray a contact pesticide to the limbs, bark, and trunk of the tree. This way, the active borers present inside the tree will get destroyed, thereby offering a rapid knockout of the insects present in the tree.