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2010 NC Homeowner Products Listed for Borers

S. Bambara, Extension Entomologist

CAUTION: This information was developed for North Carolina and may not apply to other areas.

Green Light Borer Killer, (permethrin), lesser peachtree borer, peach twig borer, pine beetles.

Green Light Tree and Shrub Systemic Insect Killer (imidacloprid)
Roundheaded Borers (including Asian Longhorned Beetle
and Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer) Flatheaded (including Bronze Birch Alder and Emerald Ash Borers)

[Green Light Insect Control with Safari 2G (dinotefuran) “Borers” is in the subheading but not listed anywhere within the label. Probably an artifact from imidacloprid product.]

Hi-Yield Indoor/Outdoor Broad Use Insectide Including Turf, Gardens (permethrin) bark beetles, bark boring insects, ash borer, bronze birch borer, dogwood borer, elm bark beetles, lesser peachtree borer, lilac borer, peach twig borer, pine beetles, rhododendron borer, turpentine beetles, wood boring beetles.

HI-Yield 38 Plus Turf Termite, & Ornamental Insect Control (permethrin). Borers and Bark Beetles. (Including, But Not Limited To: Ash Borer, Bronze Birch Borer, Rhododendron Borer, Elm Bark Beetles And Turpentine Beetles)

Hi-Yield Garden, Pet & Livestock Dust (Permethrin) Peaches: Peach twig borer, Oriental fruit moth, green fruitworm, lesser peachtree borer, plum curculio, tarnished plant bug. Dust lightly. Apply up to 5 times per season. Can be applied up to 14 days prior to harvest.

HI-Yield Pet & Livestock Insect Control (Permethrin) To Control and Prevent Bark Beetles & Boring Insects (including, but not limited to: Ash Borer, Bronze Birch Borer, Rhododendron Borer, Elm Bark Beetles and Turpentine Beetles):

Basic Solutions Lawn & Garden Insect Killer Concentrate by ORTHO (Also as Ready to Spray), (permethrin), Lesser Peachtree borer, peach twig borer, pine beetles.

Bonide Borer-Miner Killer Concentrate, (permethrin), Peach Twig Borer, Lesser Peachtree Borer, pine beetles.

Bonide Eight Insect Control, Garden & Home Ready to Use. (permethrin). Peaches, almonds, pecans: lesser peachtree borer, peach twig borer.

ORTHO MAX Tree & Shrub Insect Control Ready to Spray. (imidacloprid). Roundheaded borers (including Asian Longhorned beetle and Eucalyptus Longhorned Borer), flatheaded (including Bronze Birch Alder and Emerald Ash Borer)

ORTHO  MAX Flower, Fruit & Vegetable Insect Killer (Acetamiprid). Apple, crabapple, Pear, Quince. Borers including dogwood borer, peach twig borer.

ORTHO MAX Garden Insect Dust (permethrin). Fruit and nut trees,  peach twig borer, lesser peachtree borer.

Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed. (imidacloprid) (Granules or concentrate) Outdoor trees and shrubs including Apple, Crabapple, Pear, Pecan, Quince.  Borers- Roundheaded (including Eucalyptus Longhorned Borers, Asian Longhorned Beetle, Flatheaded (including Bronze Birch and Alder) Bark Beetles (suppression)

Pyganic PRO  [and Pyganic Crop Protection EC 5.0] (pyrethrins) (OMRI) This product is listed for all ornamental tree and shrub sites.
Branch and twig borers, Pacific flatheaded borers, shothole borers.

Ecozin Plus 1.2%, (azadirachtin), borers such as peachtree borer, peach twig borer, dogwood borers, bark beetles, twig girdlers.

Ferti-Lome Borer, Bagworm, Leafminer & Tent Caterpillar Spray. (spinosad), labeled for stone fruits and tree nuts. peach twig borer is listed on the label. No specific directions about spraying bark or fruit.

Bonide Annual Tree and Shrub Insect Control With Systemaxx (imidacloprid), flatheaded borers, bronze birch borer, Alder borers, roundheaded wood borers including Eucalyptus Longhorned Borers,

KGRO Insect Killer Concentrate (permethrin) Peaches- Lesser peachtree borer, peach twig borer.


Recommendations for the use of chemicals are included in this publication as a convenience to the reader. The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products or services in this publication does not imply endorsement by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned. Individuals who use chemicals are responsible for ensuring that the intended use complies with current regulations and conforms to the product label. Be sure to obtain current information about usage and examine a current product label before applying any chemical. For assistance, contact an agent of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in your county.

© 2001 NC Cooperative Extension Service

Prepared by: S. Bambara, Extension Entomologist

Web page last reviewed January, 2011 by the webperson.