Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Old 23-09-2011, 08:49 PM posted to austin.gardening
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Default Tiny white worms on privet trunck and lower bark.

There are tiny white worms (1 cm) on the lower trunk and bark
of a wild 10' high chinese privet near the east side of my
garage. The worms are under the bark and the bark has split
open for about 4'. The split is covered with a white foamy mass
and there is a large foamy mass at the base of the privet.
There is an odor of rotting apples / pears there, also.
There are no fruit trees around.
Engine degreaser does not seem to affect the worms.

Any ideas what they could be?

Thanks,
Paul

  #2   Report Post  
Old 24-09-2011, 04:12 AM posted to austin.gardening
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Default Tiny white worms on privet trunck and lower bark.

Paul in Houston TX wrote:
There are tiny white worms (1 cm) on the lower trunk and bark
of a wild 10' high chinese privet near the east side of my
garage. The worms are under the bark and the bark has split
open for about 4'. The split is covered with a white foamy mass
and there is a large foamy mass at the base of the privet.
There is an odor of rotting apples / pears there, also.
There are no fruit trees around.
Engine degreaser does not seem to affect the worms.

Any ideas what they could be?

Thanks,
Paul


Some sort of bark borer I guess.

  #3   Report Post  
Old 03-10-2011, 01:55 AM posted to austin.gardening
external usenet poster
 
First recorded activity by GardenBanter: Sep 2011
Posts: 4
Default Tiny white worms on privet trunck and lower bark.

Paul in Houston TX wrote:
There are tiny white worms (1 cm) on the lower trunk and bark
of a wild 10' high chinese privet near the east side of my
garage. The worms are under the bark and the bark has split
open for about 4'. The split is covered with a white foamy mass
and there is a large foamy mass at the base of the privet.
There is an odor of rotting apples / pears there, also.
There are no fruit trees around.
Engine degreaser does not seem to affect the worms.

Any ideas what they could be?

Thanks,
Paul


Soaking the tree trunks in gasoline seems to have
made the borer worms multiply and get worse.
Today I soaked the trunks and branches in
50/50 solution of used engine oil and gasoline.
Will see if they eat that.


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wood/Bark/Mulch attracting tiny ants close to the house? Nanzi Edible Gardening 8 03-05-2013 04:37 PM
Willow Tree Losing Its Lower Bark [email protected] Garden Photos 11 26-04-2008 09:46 AM
Tiny tiny blue flowers Paddy's Pig[_2_] Garden Photos 2 22-03-2008 04:39 AM
Tiny white worms/bugs on PHALAENOPSIS flower Kevin Nguyen Orchids 14 05-03-2004 09:29 PM
Tiny white worms in compost bin Peter United Kingdom 7 12-06-2003 08:56 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 GardenBanter.co.uk.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Gardening"

 

Copyright © 2017