Wood-damaging insects are referred to as insects that destroy and cause severe damage to wood by tunneling through the wood to live, nest or feed into it. And these invasive little insects tend to be quite sneaky pests. Due to this, they create a lot of damage that causes many homeowners significant and costly repairs in the long run. When the destructive wood borer infestation is left untreated, they have the potential to develop into a serious issue like damaging wooden floors, doors, cabinets, and even expensive furniture.
The most common wood borers are beetles. They are called wood-boring beetles as they damage wood in and around a home or even a building. The adult beetles tend to lay their eggs in cracks and holes inside the wood where the larvae or wood worms eat out the wood through several years. This infestation will surely result in holes and tunnels around wood structures, carved furniture, outdoor decks, hardwood floors, furniture, support beams etc. In order to control the infestation, we will help you with step-by-step procedures that can safeguard your wooden products from these sneaky pests.
Try to use an insecticide. You can even use unrestricted disodium octaborate tetrahydrate insecticide if possible – other insecticides can only be used by licensed professionals or pest control companies. First, you need to spray the product onto the wood that’s kept in your home. Apply two coats making sure to put the second only after the first is dry. This technique can help destroy adult wood-boring insects as it attacks those on the top surface of the wood. You can also take any paint or surface covering off before the process. This allows the product to go deep into the wood.
You can even use a freezer. If you are having a freezer that is big enough to insert small pieces of furniture, you can attempt to kill the wood borers in this way. The high temperatures can destroy the insects after 7-10 days. Before trying to put the furniture in the freezer, encase it snugly enough in plastic. When you take the furniture out allow it to stay wrapped up until it reverts back to room temperature to prevent watermarks from occurring.
Seek a professional pest control company for help. Get assistance if your infestation is too extreme to be handled alone. Make sure you are aware that the fumigation of a residence can sometimes be extremely pricey too. Fumigation is considered to be particularly effective if the amount of wood borers is kind of high. To control too much of costs, consulting a professional can help you with the possibility of adding moderately-sized wooden furnishings within already done fumigation chambers.
Try infesting your wooden furniture with heat. If you want to avoid those wood borers without any chemical assistance then you can incorporate heat. For a minimum of two hours, keep your wooden furniture at between 140-150 degrees F.
You can eliminate or replace the wood that is infested by wood-borers. If you have any damaged wood that cannot be salvaged, then you can dump it to a local landfill or even get rid of it by burning it.
These steps can help you from any invasive wood infestation. If the infestation is too serious and way out of control, you can contact Aishwaryam Facility management – the #1 pest control company in Chennai offering top-notch services to keep your wooden furniture out of any damage. Contact us @ +91 99419 95555 to know more about cleaning services.