What Are Wood Borers And How Can They Affect My Home?

Just about everyone has heard of termites, which is unsurprising considering they cost Australia more than storms and bushfires combined, but not so many people have heard of wood borer. Wood borer, otherwise known as wood worms, are small insects that eat wood, using yeast in their stomach to break down the cellulose.

Just like termites, borer can do serious damage to your home. They are prolific breeders and often by the time you realise that you have them it is too late. The reason for this is that they only break out to the surface near the end of their life cycle when it is time to mate. When you see the distinctive ‘flight holes’ they have already been in your home for 3-4 years. The flight holes are generally between 2-4 mm across and are almost perfectly round.

If you are worried that you might have wood borer then you should call the friendly team at Cureall Pest Control. They are experts and will be able to help you diagnose the problem and, more importantly, help you with the solution. Borer can cause serious structural damage to your home if left for too long so get onto it today.

For more information about Domestic and Commercial Pest Control, including Termites, Fleas and White Ants visit http://www.cureallpest.com.au.

Cure All Pest Control is a pest control company servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine coast in Queensland, Australia.