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Wood Borers

Lyctus borer (powder post beetle)

These borers only attack the sapwood of certain susceptible species of hardwood timber Since it is a requirement that structural timbers contain no more than 25 Lyctus susceptible sapwood these borers are not normally associated with structural damage Replacement of affected timbers is not recommended and treatment is not approved Where decorative timbers are affected the emergence holes may be considered unsightly in which case... Keep Reading

Timber Borers – What are they?

Wood Borers Wood borers are insects that live on timber. Most are related to beetles moths and wasps. Some species attack live trees some dead trees and some live on dead wood. Certain borers can have an adverse affect on the structural performance of timber in use in the construction of buildings. Timber Pest Inspectors are required to have a thorough knowledge of the various types of timber borers be... Keep Reading