Bark Beetles:
Consumer Information Sheet  
This information sheet expresses no opinion regarding the efficacy of pesticides to prevent bark beetles, a long-term solution to bark beetle infestation, forest management practices, or environmental or health effects pertaining to pesticide use.

1. What should Consumers know about Bark Beetles ?
2. What should Consumers know about treatment and prevention ?
3. Where can Consumers obtain more information ?


1. What should Consumers know about Bark Beetles ?
  • There are numerous species of Bark Beetles.
  • Different Bark Beetle species infest different Tree species.
  • Bark Beetles infest both healthy and stressed trees.
  • Stressed trees are generally unable to effectively combat infestation.
  • INFESTED TREES CANNOT BE EFFECTIVELY TREATED.
  • Infested trees and debris should be removed to protect other trees from attack.
2. What should Consumers know about treatment and prevention ?
  • Bark beetle preventive treatments may be labor and equipment intensive.
  • Pesticides used must be labeled for use in preventing bark beetles on trees.
  • Pesticides must be used according to the product Label.
  • Preventive treatment is ineffective unless the pesticide is applied properly.
  • Hire only licensed companies employing licensed applicators using the proper pesticide, application, and elevation equipment to properly perform a treatment. Check the Arizona Pest Management Division's Web site or call the office (see below).
  • OBTAIN MORE THAN ONE BID FOR PEST CONTROL SERVICES.
3. Where can Consumers obtain more information ?

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