Ambrosia Beetle

Origin

It is originally from Asia. They first being discovered on peach trees in Charleston in 1974.

Where is it found?

It spreads across the coastal plain and piedmont of SC

Impacts on the environment

It can kill many fruits, nuts, and ornamental trees. For example peach, pecan and persimmon.

Fight against them

There is no insecticides that will kill the beetle but you can prevent them from getting into your trees and plants by buying sprays.