Figs are a perfect addition to an edible garden. They are lush and lovely to look at and produce delectable fruit. But fig tree borers love them and can cause irreparable damage. The best way to avoid this is to enclose a net around the base and trunk of the tree to stop egg laying from adults. If an infestation is already begun, the larvae may have hidden within the tree and removing them can be difficult. It’s best to prune and destroy branches with borer larvae in them.
- Most damaged done by these beetles is irreparable to the tree.
- Adults lay their eggs in the bark of the tree, so they are protected.
- Essentially the beetles eat the inside of the fig tree.
“Fig tree borer treatment isn’t as simple as spraying the tree and watching the pests disappear.”