Many are aware of the catastrophic damage that termites can cause. And so they keep on the lookout for any signs of termite infestation in their homes. But did you know that wood borer can cause just as much damage, and yet some species are invisible to the eye!
Borers are actually the larvae of certain beetles. The beetle lays its egg in the wood, and the larvae hatch and feed on the wood as they grow. Some of these beetles can take years to grow. That means their larvae could be living inside the timber when it is used for construction, and cause damage over years before emerging!
There is, unfortunately, no preventative treatment that can stop these beetles from laying their eggs. This is why it’s so important to regularly arrange for a home inspection by a professional who is trained to detect the presence of these wood borers. If wood borer is found early, they can be removed, and disastrous damage can be avoided.