Ambrosia Beetle

Invasive Species

Location

They are originally from Asia and first detected in Charleston. It is also widespread in the coastal plain. They can also be found in the piedmont of South Carolina.

Impact on North Carolina

There are many negative impacts that the beetles have on North Carolina. They bore into stems which end up killing many fruits, nuts, and trees. They mostly only have negative impacts since they are destroying many different things in the environment.

How to Fight Against Beetles

If the plants are heavily infested you have to remove or destroy the plants. Insect spray has to be used before the beetles turn into adults or it would be useful.