Turpentine Beetles are a common pest in our area. This application should be done in the spring as a treatment and as a preventative. Turpentine Beetles attacks stressed and unhealthy pine trees. Contributing factors could be a combination of environmental factors and/or mechanical.
DroughtLack of proper nutrients
Leaving old, infected wood on the property
Construction damage to the root zone
Pruning during the growing season
Use of unseasoned pine-based wood chips