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Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain pine beetle (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae

Mountain pine beetle
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Average size: 4-7.5mm
Source: CFS, NRCan
 

Mountain pine beetle (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosae, is native to the forests of western North America. Periodic outbreaks of the insect, previously called the Black Hills beetle or Rocky Mountain pine beetle, can result in losses of millions of trees. Outbreaks develop irrespectiveof property lines, being equally evident in wilderness areas, mountain subdivisions and back yards. Even windbreak or landscape pines many miles from the mountains can succumb to beetles imported in infested firewood.

Mountain pine beetles develop in pines, particularly ponderosa, lodgepole, Scotch and limber pine. Bristlecone and pinyon pine are less commonly attacked. During early stages of an outbreak, attacks are limited largely to trees under stress from injury, poor site conditions, fire damage, overcrowding, root disease or old age. However, as beetle populations increase, MPB attacks may involve most large trees in the outbreak area.

 

 

RESOURCES:

Mountain Pine Beetle USFS FIDL #2  Mountain Pine Beetle USFS FIDL #2
Colorado State University Fact Sheet  Colorado State University Pine Beetle Fact Sheet
Wood Boring Insects of Trees & Shrubs Wood Boring Insects of Trees & Shrubs 

 

FAQ

  • Preventative Treatments:
    Preventative Spraying (Permethrin, Bifenthrin, Carbaryl), Pheromone Repellents (Verbenone Pouch/Flakes), Basal Trunk Application (Safari ®), Tree Baiting, Pheromone Traps & Lures, ODC Colloidal Chitosan, Stand Thinning
  • Post Attack Treatments:
    Basal Trunk Application (Safari ®), Removal of Infested Trees

 

 

 


 

 

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Bifen XTS 25.1% Bifenthrin Insecticide, Control Solutions

Bifen XTS Bifenthrin insecticide provides long lasting protection against Mountain Pine and other Bark Beetles.

Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin 25.1%

Signal Word - WARNING / AVISO
From $33.95

Mountain Pine Beetle MPB Cure Kits

Safari 20SG and Pentra-Bark are a proven combination for curing trees infected by Mountain Pine Beetle.

Active Ingredient: Dinotefuran 20.0%

EPA Signal Word: CAUTION / PRECAUCION
From $122.95

Mountain Pine Beetle MPB Prevention Kit #1

Long lasting Bifen XTS 25.1% Bifenthrin combined with the penetrating power of Surf King Plus spreader activator.

Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin

In stock, ships within 24 hours.

Mountain Pine Beetle MPB Prevention Kit #2

Proven results, Baseline 23.4% Bifenthrin combined with the penetrating power of Surf King Plus spreader activator.

Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin

In stock, ships within 24 hours.

Mountain Pine Beetle MPB Prevention Kit #3

Winning combination, Tengard SFR Permenthrin 36.8% combined with the penetrating power of Surf King Plus spreader activator.

Active Ingredient: Permethrin 36.8%

In stock, ships within 24 hours.

Mountain Pine Beetle MPB Prevention Kit #4

SPLAT Verb is an environmentally friendly repellent that provides sustained and controlled release of the verbenone anti-aggregation pheromone. The presence of verbenone signals new MPB approaching the infested tree that it is already too overcrowded to serve as a suitable host.

Combos include: SPLAT Verb Calibrated Applicator and SPLAT Verb 750g. Verbenone Tubes
From $125.95

SPLAT Verb 75 g. Verbenone Pouch

SPLAT Verb is an environmentally friendly repellent that provides sustained and controlled release of the verbenone anti-aggregation pheromone. Verbenone is naturally produced by MPB and by several other species of bark beetle towards the end of a mass attack. The presence of verbenone signals new MPB approaching the infested tree that it is already too overcrowded to serve as a suitable host.

Use 1 - 75g. pouch per each individual tree.

Area Wide Treatment Use 1- 75g. pouch per tree applied to 20 trees evenly across an acre.

From $14.05

SPLAT Verb 750g. Verbenone Tube

SPLAT Verb is an environmentally friendly repellent that provides sustained and controlled release of the verbenone anti-aggregation pheromone. Verbenone is naturally produced by MPB and by several other species of bark beetle towards the end of a mass attack. The presence of verbenone signals new MPB approaching the infested tree that it is already too overcrowded to serve as a suitable host.

Use 1 - 750g. tube to treat 10 trees.

Area Wide Treatment Use 70g. per tree applied to 20 trees evenly across an acre.
$120.00 $99.95

SPLAT Verb Calibrated Verbenone Applicator

SPLAT Caulking Gun Applicator Customized and pre-calibrated for specific SPLAT products. This gun is designed for smaller applications such as residential or light-commerical use, and is not recommended for large applications (approximately 50 acres or more).
$40.00 $28.95

SPLAT Verb Verbenone, ISCA

SPLAT Verb is an environmentally friendly repellent that provides sustained and controlled release of the verbenone anti-aggregation pheromone. Verbenone is naturally produced by MPB and by several other species of bark beetle towards the end of a mass attack. The presence of verbenone signals new MPB approaching the infested tree that it is already too overcrowded to serve as a suitable host.
From $14.05

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