Borers in Tucson

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What is a Borer ?

A borer is an insect that drills into and eats wood. The most common type of borer is the Wood-Boring Beetle, which lays its eggs in cracks in the bark of trees. The larvae tunnel into the wood, causing extensive damage as they feed. Borers can also infest buildings, furniture, and other wooden objects.

Types of Borers

There are several different types of borers. The most common is the Wood Borer, which attacks both living and dead trees. These beetles tunnel through the bark and into the wood, where they lay their eggs. Then, larvae feed on the wood, causing extensive damage to the tree. Common borers include Weevils, Carpenter Bees, Flathead Wood Borers, Old House Borers, and termites. Each type of borer has a unique way of damaging trees and other wooden structures.
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Weevils are small, brownish-black beetles that infest stored grains. They lay their eggs inside the grain kernels, and the larvae tunnel through them as they feed. This feeding damage renders the grain unsuitable for human consumption. Weevils are hard to eliminate because they reproduce quickly and can go for a long time without eating.

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Carpenter Bees

Carpenter Bees get their name from their nesting habits. They drill perfectly round holes in wood to lay their eggs. The bees live in North America and are very important to crops and wildflowers because they pollinate them.

Female carpenter bees can sting, but they rarely do so unless they feel threatened. The males are unable to sting at all. Both sexes have yellow and black markings on their bodies.

Carpenter Bees can cause damage to wooden structures such as decks, fences, and eaves. If you see carpenter bees around your home, it’s best to contact Horn Pest Management for assistance.



Termites are often mistaken for ants, but the two have several key differences. For one, termites have four wings of the same size, while ants have two large and two tiny wings. Termites also have straight antennae, while ants’ antennae are bent.
Termites live in colonies that can number in the millions, and they all work together to build their nests and find food. They primarily eat wood, but they will also eat other plant materials. As a result, termites annually cause billions of dollars in damage to homes and other structures.
There are several ways to get rid of termites, but the most effective method is to hire a professional exterminator who can treat your home with chemicals that will kill the termites.

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Flathead Wood Borers

Flathead wood borers are a type of beetle that infests trees. The adults lay their eggs in the bark crevices, and the larvae bore into the wood, causing extensive damage. The borers are most active in late summer and early fall when they mate and lay eggs.

Trees stressed by drought, disease, or injury are more susceptible to infestation. For example, flathead wood borers prefer hardwoods but can also infest softwoods. Signs of an infestation include piles of sawdust at the base of the tree or holes in the bark.

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Old House Borers

If you have an old house, chances are you have old house borers. These pests are attracted to wood already weakened by age and decay. They tunnel through the wood, causing further damage and weakening the structure of your home.

Think you have Borers: Call Pest Management today!

There are many types of borers. These pests can cause extensive damage to your home if left unchecked.

Borers can be challenging to control once they’ve infested your home. That’s why it’s so important to call Horn Pest Management today. We will inspect your home for signs of infestation and develop a customized treatment plan to eliminate the pests and protect your home from future infestations.

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