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Borer Management


Borer Management
Borer Pest control service in Navi Mumbai: Insects called borers can be found worldwide across several unrelated groups of insects and reflects their boring larval stage that affects buds, shoots, bark, trunks of trees, shrubs and other plants. Many will develop into beetles (Coleoptera), moths (Lepidoptera), or wasps (Hymenoptera) with some being incredibly target specific. The larval stage (borer) damages plants by destroying internal plant tissue as they feed. More control information on specific species of borers like European corn borers, iris borers and squash vine borers can be found below.
Trapping and monitoring adults should be started early and continued throughout the season. Sticky traps and pheromone traps can be used in different settings to attract and trap specific insects. Use the trapped adults to correctly identify the pest to be controlled. Introduce Trichogramma moth egg parasites into the growing area early in spring and once adult pests have been spotted. Trichogramma seek out borer moth eggs, laying their own eggs inside them stopping the pest life cycle. Thoroughly spray possible egg-laying sites with horticultural oil sprays when adults are present and once the final frost has passed. Oils smother eggs and reduce borer populations the following season.
Timing of life stages throughout the year differs depending on the borer species, your location and environmental conditions, but all borers go through complete metamorphosis with four life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Eggs – Laid when adults are mating on or near the host plant. Common egg-laying sites are on or under bark, in leaf litter/detritus on the ground, and in cracks of tree trunks or branches. Larvae – Once hatched they enter the host plant and begin feeding.