Borer beetles are a common pest in New Zealand, and they can cause significant damage to wooden structures, furniture, and other items made of wood. There are several species of borer beetles found in New Zealand, including the common house borer (Anobium punctatum) and the two-toothed longhorn beetle (Ambeodontus tristis).
Borer beetles lay their eggs in cracks and crevices in wooden surfaces, and the larvae burrow into the wood, feeding on the cellulose and creating tunnels or galleries. Over time, this can weaken the wood and cause structural damage.
If you suspect you have a borer infestation in your home or property, it is important to take action quickly to prevent the infestation from spreading. This may include inspecting wooden surfaces for signs of borer activity, such as small holes, sawdust, or exit holes, and using treatments specifically designed for borer control.
Preventative measures can also help to protect against borer infestations. This may include ensuring that any wooden items brought into your home or property are properly treated and sealed, and keeping wooden structures and furniture well-maintained and dry. It may also be helpful to consult with a pest control professional who can provide targeted treatments and advice on preventing future infestations.
If you need a specialist Wood Borer to control the larvae that can seriously weaken the timbers in your building, contact Auckland Regional PEST MANAGEMENT Ltd.