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Borer beetles attack fruit trees and a number of ornamental trees and shrubs. The grubs tunnel into the trunk or branches, leaving a mass of sawdust or gum oozing from the hole.
Sawdust, oozing gum and holes in branches or trunks.
Probe the hole with a piece of wire to destroy the grub. Improve the plant’s growing conditions by fertilising, mulching and watering.