How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
and life cycle—Peachtree borer
Adult peachtree borers emerge in the late spring or early summer. Female moths lay their eggs during
the summer on bark at the base of tree trunks. Hatching larvae tunnel into the tree at or slightly below
ground level. The larvae feed in the crown area and burrow up into the tree, leaving piles of frass at
their burrow entrances. In the late spring they pupate near the entrance of their burrows or in the soil.
Adult moths emerge 20 or 30 days later. The peachtree borer has only one generation a year.