WoodBORER 木蛀虫

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

  1. Exit holes of wood
  2. Bore dust are usually visible under the infested wood
  3. Damaged wood/crumbling wood

Approaches to control them

  1. Chemical injection - It may or may not fully eliminate wood borers as wood is not porous