How to Identify Signs of Wood Borers
You may not realise that you have a wood borer problem until the damage becomes visible, so an early identification is the key before more harm is caused.
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There are four stages of wood borer development:
Eggs - found in cracks of wooden objects, floorboards and timbers.
Wood borer larvae - usually a creamy-white colour and curved in shape.
Bore dust / frass - caused by emerging adult beetles, usually visible below the infested wood.
Weak and damaged floorboards - in extreme cases, a foot or chair leg going through the floor can indicate a more serious problem.
Crumbling wood - around corners or edges of floorboards.
Tunnels in the wood - also known as 'galleries' which are often hard to see.
Dead borers - usually found near the infested wood or around nearby windowsills.
Exit holes on wood - round or oval shaped with sharp edges, the holes will appear clean and fresh.
Regular inspections and monitoring will help to identify a problem early to ensure fast and effective solutions for wood borer infestation. This will help to reduce the risks of long term damage to your building structural and wooden items.
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Know what to look out for to tell if you have a wood borer problem