The term wood boring beetle encompasses many species and families of beetles whose larval or adult forms eat and destroy wood.
Woodboring beetles are commonly detected a few years after new construction. The lumber supply may have contained wood infected with beetle eggs or larvae, and since beetle life cycles can be one or more years, several years may pass before the presence of beetles becomes noticeable. Genuine infestations are far more likely in areas with high humidity, such as poorly-ventilated crawl spaces. Housing with central heating/air-conditioning tends to cut the humidity of wood in the living areas to less than half of natural humidity, thus strongly reducing the likelihood of an infestation. Infested furniture should be removed from the house before the infestation spreads.
Did You Know?
- Wood Borer turn wood into a mass of wood dust
- They destroy & damage wooden furniture & fixtures
- The tiny pin holes in a wooden surface is a symbol of wood borer attack