Wood borers are wood damaging beetles that attack and damage structural and wooded furniture based on the type and moisture content of the wood.
Behavior – Adult beetles lay their eggs in wood cracks. Larvae burrow deep into the wood where they feed and in the process they make a maze of tunnels over several years.
Habitat – Floorboards, furniture, wooden beams and any other wooden objects.
Sign of Infestation
- Exit holes of wood
- Bore dust are usually visible under the infested wood
- Damaged wood/crumbling wood
Approaches to control them
- Chemical injection - It may or may not fully eliminate wood borers as wood is not porous