Palo Verde Beetles
Palo Verde Beetle Season is underway (August-September)
Homeowners across the valley are reporting Palo Verde Beetle activity or more specifically the Palo Verde Root Borer (Derobrachus geminatus).
Each July Palo Verde Beetles leave 1 inch diameter holes across the desert floor as the burrel to the surface during evening hours. They can be up to six inches in length and are capable of flying.
Young Palo Verde Beetles feed on roots of distressed desert trees and shrubs, particularly Palo Verde trees. Large infestations have been known to kill Mexican Palo Verde trees.
Pest Control options are limited as the season is short lived and active beetles usually feed 2-4 feet below the surface.