PINYON PITCH MASS BORER
PINYON PITCH MASS BORER is a serious threat to pinyon pine trees that we have in our landscapes throughout Pueblo, and Fremont counties.
As larvae, they are large grubs that are pale yellow to pink colored, and live underneath the large masses of pitch shown on the photos. These larvae chew large tunnels deep into the trunks, and main branches of a pinyon tree which causes extensive structural, and health damage to trees.
THIS DESTRUCTIVE BORER CAN BE PREVENTED.
Applying two preventative bark sprays during the spring, and summer will prevent this borer from being able to enter the tree.
The adults are moths that are active from June through August, and lay their eggs around wounds on the tree. The eggs then quickly hatch out, and the young larvae chew into the tree, and commence aggressively feeding for the next year, going through four molts before maturing, and starting another generation.
APPROPRIATELY TIMED PREVENTATIVE SPRAY APPLICATIONS WILL STOP THIS PROCESS ON PINYON TREES.
Also, timing trimming procedures that allow wound closure prior to adult activity help to reduce the attractiveness of fresh wounds.
There are many pinyon trees in the Pueblo, and Fremont county areas that are infested with this pest. Prevention is inexpensive, and will assure you that your Pinyon trees will live for a long time.
FOR TREATMENT IN PUEBLO, AND FREMONT COUNTIES, PLEASE CALL FALO PEST CONTROL SERVICES AT 719-415-9888 for a free, written estimate.
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