There are three types of borers. Round-headed borers are larvae of long-horned beetles, flat-headed borers are larvae of metallic wood-boring beetles, and moth borers are wood chewing caterpillars.
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. If you have an infestation of wood boring beetles, it is best to consult a professional exterminator. Genuine infestations are far more likely in areas with high humidity. Infested furniture should be removed from the house before the infestation spreads.
Spot application of pesticides; however, most effective insecticides are obtainable only by certified pest control professionals.
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