Wood Borer

Wood Borers (Anobium Punctatum) which are known as common furniture beetles and they are viewed seriously considering their ability to play havoc with the wooden articles, notably the sap wood of soft wood variety, structural timbers, joinery, furnitures etc and even volumes of books. This is the most dangerous wood eating insect prevailing in the buildings in our country.

The adult is a flying insect, dark brown in colour. The female lays eggs in the crevices and rough surfaces of timber, the larva of which enters into the wood boring through the bottom of the egg and lives there for 3 to 5 years, creating a network of intricate internal tunnels throughout the timber in which the gritty boredust, faecal pallets and wood fragments remain. Bore dust beneath/around the exit holes is evidence of an active infestation. Infestation occurs by migration of adults to settle down in new areas and also through introduction of infested wood.

Control

Wood Borers control can be achieved through a systematic inspection and treatment which can involve some or all of the following activities:-

Preventive :-

Application of two coats of suitable oil based insectiside on all the sides of wooden items before cutting and polishing.

Curative :-

Injecting a suitable insecticidal formulation at the prescribed concentration into the shot holes created by the pest on the infested wooden articles, followed by a thorough spray to the entire articles.

Treatment :-

3 Monthly Services.