Fig Tree

Boring Insect in Fig Tree

ROBIN.ADCOCK added on August 30, 2015 | Answered

I have a boring bug in my fig branches causing sawdust to fall onto leaves. The branches have a hole in the middle and something is eating the wood. What is it and what can I spray to stop this?

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Answered on August 31, 2015

It is hard to say what type of tree borer it is without actually seeing it to identify it.
This is a serious condition and it is likely that the tree will be completely girdled and be killed.

Phryneta spinator, stem bore beetle is a likely culprit.
Here is a few links for you with some more information and possible treatment and control.

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