Crape Myrtle Trees
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boring pest in crepe myrtles

Zone Zone 7 Mississippi | Christinahardin73 added on May 1, 2015 | Answered

I have some sort of boring pest in crepe myrtles. They bore in and the sap comes out and runs down the trunk. The trees appear to be dying and they haven't budded out this spring, just trunk. What can I spray them with to get rid of this pest?

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shelley
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Answered on May 1, 2015

Do you have a photo of the borer insect? I know that the Asian ambrosia beetle is known to bore into crepe myrtle trees:
http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/CAPS/pestInfo/granulateAmbrosia.htm

In the meantime, here is an article on tree borer management:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/tree-borer-insects.htm

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