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.