Palo Verde Beetles – Palo Verde Beetles Season is underway (August-September). They are seemingly everywhere across the Valley of the Sun and common in desert elevations below 2000 feet. In a couple of months they will disappear again only to return next year. If you are only seeing a few of this pest it may be best to wait them out.
Homeowners across the valley are reporting Palo Verde Beetle activity or more specifically the Palo Verde Root Borer (Derobrachus geminatus). Calls for this pest suddenly increase as July approaches and almost disappear when the cool fall temperatures arrive.
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.
The young feed on roots of distressed desert trees and shrubs, particularly Palo Verde trees. Large infestations have been known to kill Mexican Palo Verde trees. Homes with crawl spaces seem to be a magnet for activity as they provide soft soil for burrowing, shade and protection from the Arizona sun.
Pest Control options are limited as the season is short lived and active beetles usually feed 2-4 feet below the surface. However, if the problem is persistent we have the tools to eradicate.
Bills Pest Termite Control is your hometown exterminator. Family owned and locally operated we are experts at eradicating Arizona pests. Our services are safe, effective and affordable. Most services include a renewable warranty so our customers have peace of mind knowing that if the pests come back, we come back. If you have questions or concerns about Palo Verde Beetles give us a call today. Bills Pest Control provides safe, effective exterminator services for your home or business at affordable rates. We know Arizona bugs!