Borers are organisms that tunnel into wood and may also damage other materials.
There are five common types of borer, all of which are beetles:
Queensland pine beetle
European house beetle
The five beetles differ in appearance, life cycles, food preferences and damage potential.
The Cure All Solution
Treatment for borers involves the spraying of the underside of susceptible flooring with a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, which is mixed with an oil base to maximise penetration into the timbers. Borer treatments should be carried out every year for three consecutive years.