Zimmerman Pine Moth

zimmerman pine moth

Zimmerman Pine Moth

The Zimmerman Pine Moth is capable of damaging many pine species in our area, particularly Austrian and Scots pines. The young larvae will live on the tree throughout the winter and then feed off the tree for several months before obvious signs of infestation are noticeable. Zimmerman Pine Moth treatment is possible, especially with the help of a Certified Arborist. Plants prone to Zimmerman Pine Moth include Scot Pines, Austrian Pines, and several other pine species. Learn more about the early and late signs, as well as what you can do to achieve the best Zimmerman Pine Moth treatment.

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How to Identify Zimmerman Pine Moth

Early Signs:

  • New growth on pines may become brown and wilted
  • Pitch masses are visible on the trunk or large branches

Late Signs:

  • Branches or stems break off on their own
  • White resin masses on trunk and branch unions become numerous

Zimmerman Pine Moth Prevention

For Homeowners:

  • Pine Tree Health Care consultations
  • Eliminate environmental stressors on your pine trees

Zimmerman Pine Moth Prevention

For Professionals:

  • Insecticide applications during appropriate times
  • Preventative education


Zimmerman Pine Moth Treatment

Step 1

Insecticide applications in early spring and late summer

Step 2

Preventative treatments by your Certified Arborist

Zimmerman Pine Moth FAQ

How do you handle Zimmerman Pine moth?

To bring your pine tree to optimal health, professional Zimmerman Pine Moth treatment is necessary. There are likely larvae living inside the tree that need to be treated at the proper timing.

What does the Zimmerman Pine Moth look like?

Zimmerman Pine Moth adults have gray and red-brown wings with a zig-zag pattern. Larvae are typically off-white/light gray and up to 1 inch long and are often hidden within the tree under visible pitch masses.