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pine/turpentine beetle

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 12:46

I think the only sure answer is reluctantly, insecticide. Even the ones that escaped the blow lamp crawl back on, it's unbelieveable how quick they've spread, I thought it was a fungus at first. It's a very well established tree and was kept watered, but I did notice a patch of the honeydew you mentioned prior to trimming a large branch which must have attracted more.

Many thanks for your help.

Will my daffs come through if I lay gravel or slate around my shrubs?

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 12:37

I laid gravel on top of a tarpaulin at our new house and was surprised to find a row of daffs poking through the following spring. 

pine/turpentine beetle

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 12:26

Yes you're right, it's cinara piceae aphid down to the white stripe. Only I used a rose aphid spray to no effect but I have hdthe spray for many years. What would you recommend please? I tink this tree is a goner, but I need to protect the others. Will the frost kill them off, larvae as well?

pine/turpentine beetle

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 12:02

Oh and symptoms are the tree is weeping sap where it's being attacked which wasps are lapping up and some needles are starting to discolour and go yellow. I've been squashing them by hand and blow lamped a few hundred, carefully haha.

pine/turpentine beetle

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 11:59

Hi there, these small black beetles are sucking the sap out of the branches and are moving to the trunk. The only thing I found online that matches was the pine/turp beetle. They've infested the lower part of the branches and seem to dislike sunlight. Some beetles seem to have a tiny white stripe running horizontally on it's rear.They have thread like protrusions that they bore into the bark. In size they're about the size of a grain of rice. Thanks.

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 11:48

I have a continuing mole problem and bought a trap, but he's a wily little rodent and started digging off at a tangent. I read somewhere that a kid's windmill drives them mad and it worked a treat, a 99p toy has proved more effective than a £7.00 trap. We seem to have come to an understanding now he never surfaces on the lawn but in the flowerbeds.

pine/turpentine beetle

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 11:36

Have a large pine tree which is rapidly being sucked dry by an aggressive infestation. What insecticide should I use and how can I ensure my other pine/conifers are not infested? Many thanks.

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pine/turpentine beetle

any ideas how to eradicate? 
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