While fig trees may be fairly easy to grow, they can have a few pests that target them that can be frustrating to deal with. The fig borers (long-horned bettles) lay eggs at the base of fig trees. The larve will then grow under the bark of the tree and at about 2 weeks will begin to bore into the tree. The fig borers will live in the tree from a few month to a few years. If the tree is small the infected portion of wood can be removed and then wrapped in a netting. To prevent them wrap the base in a protective net to deter adult Borers. Keep a look out for adult Borers and destroy them on site. If the tree has become too infected it may need to be destroyed.