There are many types of borers (common and uncommon, quarantine or exotic pests) and proper identification by expert Timber Pest Managers is imperative for achieving control if required. Austrapest manages borer in structural timbers only.
Austrapest do not fumigate individual pieces of imported furniture for exotic borers. Contact customs for more information.
Help - I think I have borers in my floorboards!
Don't worry - the first step is call Austrapest for expert advice. We will recommend an Austrapest Visual Timber Pest Inspection. For the untrained eye, its almost impossible to tell the type of damage to your timber. There are many different species of borers that can damage timbers in buildings. For example, the larvae or adult of various wood moths, longicorn beetles, jewel beetles, pinhole borers (larvae or adult), Anobium borers, Queensland pine beetles, Lyctus borers and many more. Not to mention other timber pests including termites. The damage caused by borers can range from minimal through to major collapse of floorboards or structural timber in roofs and subfloors.
Because of this, it is very important to have our experts identify your pest problem and advise on the best possible borer treatment. Austrapest skilled technicians are trained to identify the different timbers and the different borers attacking them.
There are two types of borers most commonly encountered by Austrapest technicians- Anobium punctatum (Furniture beetle) and Lyctus brunneus (Powder post beetle).