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Wood borer is an encompassing name that describes insects that bore into wood. Some of these insects include carpenter bees, anobiid powderpost beetles, lyctid powderpost beetles and old house borers. More »

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Borer or carpenter bees are large bees that create nests by tunneling into wood. They're usually solitary or live in simple societies formed around related females. They're important pollinators for open-faced flowers bu... More »

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An increment borer is a tool used to evaluate different aspects of a tree, including age and sound. Increment borers may also be used to detect pollution, signs of decay, chemical penetration and wood density. More »

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The emerald ash borer beetle was first detected in Ohio in 2003, prompting numerous forest and wood quarantines. Despite these efforts, the pest continued to spread throughout the state. The Ohio Department of Agricultur... More »

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Borer bees, more commonly known as carpenter bees, are a group of large, mostly solitary insects with yellow and black markings, hairless abdomens, and strong jaws that allow them to dig tunnels into wood. They are consi... More »

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An ash borer beetle, or emerald ash borer, is an invasive beetle whose larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees. This disrupts water and nutrient distribution, contributing to the tree's demise. More »

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Pine borers are beetles whose larvae tunnel beneath the bark of conifers, causing damage. The most aggressive species belong to the genus Dendroctonus, and they are serious pests to forestry. More »

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