All about lifestyle, spread and control of box-tree borer global trade is increasing and with it brings a problem to the fore, what you had at the beginning certainly isn’t on the list. Through the increased exchange of goods between distant countries, to join whatever uninvited guests with the cargo. The speech is of insects and pests, which can then, if you’re unlucky, the new environment perfectly rightly found in and possibly entire ecosystems out of balance. In particular the case of box-tree borer has made the authorities in Germany sit up. This pest was introduced to Germany from East Asia probably 2007 or 2006. Probably happened the introduction by container ship, since the first infected places were always near in the Rhine ports. The approx.
5 cm long box-tree borer larva will eat bald whole boxwood at breathtaking speed. Can be seen infested boxwood particularly well, that this is a slightly yellowish cast have and were eingespinnt mostly by the caterpillars. The next stage of dissemination was himself then within Germany from the ports of the Rhine to the garden centres. Probably, this was done by the transport and trade with boxwood. Experiences, how you can best fight this pest are missing so far little experience in combating the boxwood borer because the box-tree borer has only recently in Germany. One has can have nevertheless already successfully some insecticides against the boxwood borer. Particularly distinguished in the fight against of the boxwood borer the biological insecticide of Bacillus thuringiensis has become here. This insecticide is made up of small bacteria that infect the pests and kill.
Also you can draw in the fight against of the pest on the experience of the Asian country’s population, which uses as a proven insecticide Neem Oil against the boxwood borer. This oil is obtained from the seeds of the Niembaumes. Can you not but these two insecticides access, so you should probably rely on chemical insecticides. This is not the perfect solution, because often the environment and livestock damage chemical insecticides. So it can happen that you kill bees still next to the box-tree borers, for example, and so possibly whole ecosystem out of whack can get. It is also important in the fight against that one each injects into the insecticides to inside of the book tree. Often hiding himself numerous box-tree borer deep inside the boxwood. It can also happen that some pests are still in their cocoons are. This box-tree borer is also obtained, it is dringed necessary to spray insecticides with high pressure in the Interior of the boxwood. A fight should start as early as possible. Because perfect climatic conditions, so the box-tree borer can spread rapidly. Up to 5 generations of pests per season are possible.