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Garlic deters rabbits as well as tree borers, aphids, cabbage looper, codling moths, Japanese beetles, snails, carrot root flies, ants and cabbage maggots.
The word trepanation comes from the Greek trypanon, meaning a borer.
If plants suddenly wilt, check for the squash vine borer feeding inside the stem.
Wrap trunks of new oaks and Chinese pistachios to protect them from sunscald and borer invasion.
Deep-sea wood borers (Xylophaga, a genus of bivalve mollusks) take over where shallow water gribbles and shipworms left off.
If one end of a corn stalk is left sticking out of the ground the borers in the stalk have an avenue of escape.
Poll: Hoosiers concerned about cleaning waterways over lowering taxes Their arrival in Indiana could prove even more deadly than the damage already done by the metallic green ash borer.
Lake Zurich officials are using a $20,000 grant to beautify the downtown and purchase replacement trees in areas infected by the emerald ash borer, said Kyle Kordell, assistant to the village manager.
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Definition of borer for English Language Learners
: an insect that digs holes in the woody parts of plants
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