Here are some helpful facts about Wood Borers:
- Adult beetles lay their eggs in cracks in wood. Outdoors this isn’t much of a problem, but if they lay your eggs inside your property they might infest floorboards, furniture, wooden beams and any other wooden objects.
- Larvae burrow deep into the wood where they feed – and in the process make a maze of tunnels over several years.
If you don’t have specialist Wood Borer control the larvae can seriously weaken the timbers in a building. If left untreated, this may lead to structural failure of timbers.
If you are situated in the Western Cape or Gauteng and you think you might need professional Wood Borer control, call Rentokil free on 0861 117 852 or 0861 117 851 for commercial customers to arrange an appointment.
FACT: The Deathwatch Beetle makes a 'ticking' sound inside wooden timbers. Occupants of medieval sick rooms often heard this sound whilst keeping watch over the dead and dying, hence the name.