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How To Get Rid Of Longhorn Beetles (video included)

Dr Ahsanur Rahman, PHD

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Dr Ahsanur Rahman, PhD, is a Bangladeshi forest researcher who has worked extensively on the ecology and management of the country's forests. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific papers and is widely recognized as an expert on the subject. Dr Rahman is currently working as a senior Research Officer at, Forest Protection Division (Forest Pathology), Bangladesh Forest Research Institute, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

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Longhorn beetles are one of the most destructive pests of hardwood trees in the United States. These beetles tunnel under the bark of trees, causing them to weaken and eventually die. If you have longhorn beetles on your property, it’s important to take action to get rid of them before they cause serious damage to your trees.

  • Look for signs of damage
  • Longhorn beetles are attracted to stressed or dying trees, so look for external signs of damage likeExit holes left by emerging adultsWeeping sapFoliage that is wilting or discoloredChewed bark 2
  • Prune away affected branches
  • If you find damaged branches, prune them away from the main trunk of the tree
  • This will help reduce the population of beetles and limit the amount of damage they can do
  • Treat infested trees with insecticide
  • If infestation is widespread, you may need to treat the entire tree with an insecticide labeled for use against longhorn beetles
  • Be sure to follow all label instructions carefully
  • Destroy beetle larvae in the soil
  • The larvae of longhorn beetles spend most of their lives in the soil, so this is a good place to target them if you’re trying to get rid of the beetle population altogether
  • You can do this by tilling the soil or applying a pesticide labeled for use against beetle larvae
How to Get Rid of Longhorn Beetles


What Attracts Longhorn Beetle?

The adult longhorn beetle is attracted to light, which is why you often see them flying towards windows or street lights at night. They are also drawn to trees that are dying or have already died, as well as any standing deadwood. The larvae of the longhorn beetle feed on the wood of these trees, so they are looking for places where there is a lot of woody material available.

If you have any firewood or logs lying around your property, this could be attracting longhorn beetles and you may want to remove them.

How Do You Control Longhorn Beetles?

The longhorn beetle is a type of wood-boring beetle that gets its name from its long, antennae. These pests can be found in many different types of wooded areas and are known for their ability to bore through trees and damage lumber. While they are not known to carry any diseases, their presence can still cause problems for homeowners and businesses alike.

If you think you may have a longhorn beetle infestation, there are some things you can do to control them. One of the best ways to control longhorn beetles is to prevent them from getting into your home or business in the first place. Inspect any firewood or lumber that you bring onto your property, and make sure there are no signs of infestation.

If you live in an area where these beetles are common, it’s also a good idea to have your home inspected by a professional pest control company. They will be able to identify any weak points in your home’s exterior that could allow these pests inside. If you already have an infestation of longhorn beetles, there are some steps you can take to get rid of them.

Start by removing any infested wood from your property; this includes anything that has been chewed on or tunneled through by the beetles. Once all of the infested wood has been removed, you can treat the area with insecticide to kill any remaining beetles and larvae. You may need to repeat this treatment several times before the infestation is completely eliminated.

Are Longhorn Beetles Destructive?

Longhorn beetles can be destructive to trees and shrubs because they bore into the wood to lay their eggs. The larvae then feed on the wood, causing extensive damage. In some cases, infested trees may need to be removed and destroyed.

What Eats a Longhorn Beetle?

The longhorn beetle is a type of wood-boring beetle. These beetles are black or dark brown in color and have very long antennae. The larvae of these beetles bore into the wood of trees and can cause extensive damage.

The adult beetles emerge from the wood to mate and lay eggs. What eats a longhorn beetle? Several different types of animals eat longhorn beetles, including birds, bats, rodents, and spiders.

Some predators specifically target the larvae, while others will eat both the adults and the larvae. In general, any animal that preys on insects will also prey on longhorn beetles.

What Do Longhorn Beetles Eat?

Are Longhorn Beetles Dangerous

If you’re talking about the Texas Longhorn Beetle, then yes, they can be dangerous. These beetles are known for their large size and aggressive behavior. They’ve been known to attack humans, animals, and even plants!

While they don’t typically cause serious harm, they can still be a nuisance. If you’re dealing with a infestation of Texas Longhorn Beetles, the best course of action is to call a professional exterminator.

How to Stop Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is a destructive wood-boring pest that was accidentally introduced into the United States on solid wood packaging material from China. This insect attacks many species of hardwood trees, including maple, birch, elm, ash, poplar and willow, eventually killing them. The Asian longhorned beetle poses a serious threat to North America’s hardwood tree population and the industries that depend on them.

There are several things you can do to help stop the spread of this destructive pest: Inspect your firewood before bringing it inside your home or campground. Do not transport firewood from one location to another.

Burn all firewood completely before disposing of it. If you suspect there may be an infestation of Asian longhorned beetles in your area, contact your local extension office or state department of agriculture immediately. Do not remove or destroy infested trees yourself – this should only be done by trained professionals.

What to Do If You See an Asian Longhorned Beetle

If you see an Asian Longhorned Beetle, the best thing to do is to report it immediately. These insects are not native to the United States, and they are a serious threat to our forests. The Asian Longhorned Beetle attacks a variety of hardwood trees, including maple, birch, elm, and willow.

They can cause extensive damage to these trees, and eventually kill them. If you think you have seen an Asian Longhorned Beetle, please contact your state agriculture department or the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Please include as much information as possible in your report, such as where you saw the beetle, what kind of tree it was on, and whether there were any egg masses or other signs of infestation.

Asian Longhorned Beetle Damage

The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is an invasive pest that was first discovered in the United States in 1996. Since then, it has caused significant damage to trees in 22 states, as well as Canada and Europe. The ALB attacks a wide variety of hardwood trees, including maple, elm, birch, horse chestnut, poplar, willow, ash and London planetree.

In the United States alone, this destructive pest has cost municipalities, homeowners and businesses millions of dollars in tree removal and replacement costs. The ALB is native to China and other parts of Asia. It likely arrived in North America hidden inside wood packaging material from these countries.

Once established here, it quickly spread to nearby trees through its natural flight capabilities and by hitching rides on vehicles or other objects that came into contact with infested trees. The best way to prevent the spread of the ALB is to avoid transporting firewood or other wood products from infested areas. If you live in an area where the beetle has been found, it is also important to inspect your own property regularly for signs of infestation.

These include dying or dead branches on hardwood trees; exit holes made by adult beetles when they emerge from their host tree; egg sites on tree trunks or branches (look for small pits gouged out of the bark); and sawdust-like residue around these sites or beneath infested trees.


If you have longhorn beetles in your yard, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them. You can try using a pesticide, but if that doesn’t work, you can also try traps or barriers. Pesticides should be used as a last resort, however, because they can be harmful to other insects and animals.