How to get rid of Wood Borers

wood borers beetle heterobostrychus aequalis how to get rid of

The wood borers Heterobostrychus-Aequalis are also known as wood bugs or woodworms. Some wood-boring beetles feed on living, dying, diseased, burned, damaged, or dead trees but do not attack harvested lumber. These species can cause problems when the adults emerge from lumber or are carried indoors through firewood. Others may infest wood before and after it is installed as they may also infest furniture and other wooden objects, not just lumber.
First of all, when dealing with an infestation, it’s important to establish the stage of the infestation and to see if the structure of the building or the furniture infested is too damaged. If the structure is not damaged by the wood borer infestation, then the treatment against them can begin. If the infestation is really high and the structure is damaged, it is important that the damage gets fixed before the treatment can commence.

wood borers beetle heterobostrychus aequalis how to get rid of

Signs of infestation

The wood borer is a bug that has evolved to consume the cellulose out of wood in temperate climate areas. It will appear in the wild, in the forests of Northern Europe and can also be found in other similar environments, especially in New Zealand and the east coast of the United States. They 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, their presence becomes noticeable only after a period of time. You may not realise that you have a wood borer problem until the damage becomes visible. You need to pay close attention to possible signs of infestation, in order to try and fight it before too much damage is caused.
Eggs can be found in cracks of wooden objects, floorboards and timbers. If the eggs have hatched, larva can be seen in the same places, and they have a creamy-white colour and are curved in shape. Larvae can live from two to five years within your home, eating through the wood, until you can notice their presence, when the damage is already done.
You can also see dust caused by their boring, and it is usually noticeable below the infested wood. Week and damaged floorboards, that also show signs of crumbling wood are also signs of a serious infestation. You can also notice infested wood if there are tunnels in the wood, also known as galleries, exit holes, which will be clean and fresh holes, or also by noticing dead borers, which are found near infested wood.

Some beetles invade wood used in construction and furniture making; others limit their activity to forests or roots of living trees. The following lists some of those beetles that are house pests.

  • Ambrosia beetle
  • Common furniture beetle
  • Deathwatch beetle
  • Flat-headed wood-borer
  • Powderpost beetle (Anobiidae, Bostrichidae)
  • Old-house borer

Getting rid of wood borers

An important step before beginning a treatment is to see if the infestation is restricted to one area or not, and to establish where the infestation is at its highest. This way the treatment can be applied at the source and the spread of the infestation can be contained.
Infestations with wood borers are really common in areas with high humidity, so in order to make sure you do not provide them with an environment they would like, make sure your house is not poorly ventilated or heated, as this will also make the application of any treatment more difficult. If you have discovered that a piece of furniture is infested, it is best to remove it from the house, before the infestation spreads.
When it comes to methods of control, you can either apply insecticide treatments to the affected wood, or you can choose treatments which are based on heat or freezing, as these two can also affect wood borers.

Heat treatments can work if you place your infested furniture at a temperature of 60°C (140 F) for a minimum of two hours. For this type of treatment, you can use heat pods which can also help eliminate other types of insects, such as bed bugs. This is an eco-friendly alternative to fumigation, that has as an advantage the fact that is reduces moisture, making the wood less prone to future infestations. This treatment can be easily done before using lumber for construction as well, as there are larger chambers which provide this possibility. Make sure you always use treated wood when choosing to use lumber for your constructions.
The same action can be taken when it comes to a freezing treatment. Infested furniture may be wrapped in plastic and placed in walk-in freezers for several weeks. Wood borer larvae can be killed by exposing them to freezing temperatures, but wood borers can survive at temperatures that are below the freezing point, as they can adapt to the cold. To kill them, the surfaces need to be exposed to deep freeze temperatures really fast, below -20°C. Repeating this process ensures that all the larvae are killed.

Should you wish to use insecticides as a method of control, make sure to clean the surface before application, so that the solution takes effect. Borate compounds in solutions of suitable concentration are normally used and are applied either by brushing, spraying, or through foaming or fumigation. Treatments could range from water based ones, meant for less severe infestations, to fogging, used for floors that generally does not require furniture and carpets to be removed.

Spraying concentrated insecticides for Wood Borers control:

Concentrated insecticides are the most common used products in fighting insect infestations. They provide the safety that any insect coming into contact with the treated surfaces dies shortly.

Sprayers used for Wood Borers control:

The equipment needed for a professional Pest Control Operator depends on the type of pest the treatment is made against, and if the treated surface is indoors or outdoors. Sprayers help in applying products meant to reach difficult places, as well as guaranteeing an economic control of the treatment application.

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You can treat the bare wood with solvent based insecticidal borer fluid, which will penetrate deep into the timber and will kill larvae as they eat the wood. It also helps preventing any other adults laying more eggs in the wood, as the solvents used will carry the insecticide deep into the galleries bored. It might leave behind a smell that will persist for days, so ventilation is important after you choose to apply this treatment.
You can also choose to inject with aerosol injection fluid any type of holes in painted, varnished or polished timbers. These types of aerosol insecticides usually come with tight fitting nozzles that can force the solution into the galleries created by the borer larvae, killing anything in its path, including eggs.
Borate salt powder can also be used and applied to untreated wood in the form of dust, foam or liquid. It absorbs into the wood, acting against the pests found inside as well. A water-protective seal must be used for wood that will be exposed to rain, after the treatment is applied.

When it comes to treating your furniture, as it is often polished, varnished, painted or otherwise sealed, you will need to strip it off prior to applying nay treatment, as solvent based borer fluid may damage polish and varnish or paint will prevent the penetration of insecticide and render it useless.
Keep in mind that no matter what type of treatment you choose to use, reducing moisture and ventilating damp areas will also help. Fitting a waterproof membrane over the sub-floor or installing dehumidifiers inside the house can also help in preventing other future infestations. When dealing with wood, especially when beginning a building project, it is important to apply preventive measures in order to avoid any possible later infestations. As larvae can remain inside the wood for a longer period of time, it is better to use seasoned lumber and to inspect all the wood pieces you are about to use. Keep in mind that applying polyurethane, varnish, or paint prevents wood infesting beetles from boring into timber. De-barking firewood, storing the wood outside, and using it immediately when the need arises also helps keep the beetles at bay. It also helps to ventilate attics and crawlspaces while maintaining consistency in the temperature of the areas. As long as you keep moisture levels low, this will in turn prevent beetle larvae from growing and will deters the insects from burrowing. Beside these preventive measures, there are others that can also be applied to wood inside and outside your house, to make sure you are able to keep these pests at bay. For more such details, check out our article about ways in which you can ‘Prevent infestation with Wood Borers’.

Fogging concentrated insecticides for Wood Borers control:

Fogging insecticides involve using a fine spray (aerosol) which is directed by a blower. This makes the application of the treatment easier, as it helps dispersing the product in places hard to reach.

Foggers for Wood Borers control:

Cold foggers use cold spraying methods, which in most cases is using a high air pressure to spray out the fogging liquid into tiny particles. They are also known as ULV fogger, and as opposed to thermal foggers, they do not use heat to vaporize the fogging liquid.

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    €148.65

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • birchmeier sprayer rpd 15 abr - 1, small

    RPD 15 ABR

    Regular Price: €163.6

    €155.43

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 15 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer fogger spray matic 20s - 2, small

    Dispatch in 14 days

    Spray-Matic 20 S

    €988.03

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 20 litres
  • birchmeier sprayer spray matic 5p - 1, small

    Spray-Matic 5P

    €193.49

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • stihl sprayer sg 31 - 2, small

    SG 31

    €38.18

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Stihl

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu stihl sprayer fogger sg 21 - 6, small

    SG 21

    €25.59

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Stihl

      Tank Capacity:

    • 3 litres
  • eu stihl sprayer sg 71 - 7, small

    SG 71

    €120.2

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Stihl

      Tank Capacity:

    • 18 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 401 - 14, small

    401

    €14.72

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1 litre
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 402 - 8, small

    402

    €16.78

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 408 - 5, small

    408

    €18.94

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 409 - 3, small

    409

    €23.41

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 7 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 425 classic - 8, small

    425 Classic

    €119.65

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 15 litres
  • solo sprayer 425 comfort - 6, small

    425 Comfort

    €139.88

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 15 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 453 trolley - 5, small

    453 Trolley

    €43.39

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 11 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 456 - 14, small

    456

    Regular Price: €43.58

    €34.87

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 457 - 4, small

    457

    €48.4

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 7 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 461 - 6, small

    461

    €28.95

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 462 - 3, small

    462

    Regular Price: €34.36

    €27.49

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 7 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 473d - 6, small

    473D

    €96.29

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 475 - 5, small

    475

    €122.21

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 15 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer fogger elettroeasy - 7, small

    ElettroEASY

    €163.87

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 15 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer tech 05 - 3, small

    Tech05

    €2.18

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 0.5 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer fogger tech 1 - 1, small

    Tech1

    €2.34

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1 litre
  • volpi sprayer tech 2 - 1, small

    Tech 2

    €10.39

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer fogger tech 6 - 1, small

    Tech 6

    €41.08

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer tech 10 manometer - 1, small

    Tech 10 with Manometer

    €64.02

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • volpi sprayer tech 12 - 7, small

    Tech 12

    €61.37

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 12 litres
  • volpi micronizer hood m3000 - 2, smallFree Shipping

    Micronizer HOOD M3000

    €83.6

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1 litre
  • volpi micronizer jolly m10v - 2, small

    Micronizer Jolly M10V

    €67.16

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • volpi micronizer m2000 - 2, small

    Micronizer M2000

    €79.1

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1 litre
  • igeba sprayer es 5 m 5 litre - 3, small

    Dispatch in 20 days

    ES 5 M

    €220.2

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Igeba

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • igeba sprayer es 10 m 10 litre - 0, small

    Dispatch in 20 days

    ES 10 M

    €262.89

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Igeba

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3594p resistant plus - 1, small

    3594P Resistent Plus

    €270.73

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 4 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3592p resistent extra plus - 3, small

    3592P Resistent Extra Plus

    €243.55

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3615g inox - 1, small

    3615G Inox

    €305.18

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3552 rs125 - 4, small

    3552 RS125

    €141.4

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 12 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3232r flori - 6, small

    3232R Flori

    €33.82

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3237p primer - 3, small

    3237P Primer

    €47.98

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3270 profi plus - 1, small

    3270P Profi Plus

    €126.97

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3541g stabilus - 1, small

    3541G Stabilus

    €320.25

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 18 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 435 classic - 5, small

    435 Classic

    €128.75

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 20 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 475 comfort - 5, small

    475 Comfort

    €143.12

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 15 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer fogger hobby star 5 - 4, small

    Hobby Star 5

    Regular Price: €54.95

    €52.21

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer fogger super star 1 25 360 - 11, small

    Super Star 1.25-360

    €25.73

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1.5 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer fogger foxy plus - 6, small

    Foxy Plus

    €8.16

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 0.5 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer fogger dr 5 - 13, small

    DR 5

    €170.32

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer 458 - 10, small

    458

    €57.04

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 9 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3270fo foamer - 5, small

    3270FO Foamer

    €145.22

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 8 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3132fo foamer - 2, small

    3132FO Foamer

    €24.12

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1.5 litres
  • birchmeier sprayer foam matic 5e - 1, small

    Foam Matic 5E

    €287.85

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • birchmeier sprayer foam matic 5p - 1, small

    Foam Matic 5P

    €287.85

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3132pg universal plus - 3, small

    3132PG Universal Plus

    €17.86

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1.5 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3132gr bugsi 360 - 1, small

    3132Gr Bugsi 360

    €17.68

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1.5 litres
  • birchmeier accessories vario gun - 1, small

    Vario Gun

    €51.57

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier
  • eu solo sprayer 424 nova - 9, small

    424 Nova

    €93.19

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 16 litres
  • mesto sprayer 3595f inox plus - 1, small

    3595F Inox Plus

    €287.23

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer spray matic 5s - 6, small

    Dispatch in 14 days

    Spray-Matic 5 S

    €494.02

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer maxi 1.0 - 1, small

    Maxi 1.0

    €72.02

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1 litre
  • eu solo sprayer 404 - 1, small

    404

    €10.77

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu volpi sprayer micronizer jolly m5v35 - 1, small

    Micronizer Jolly M5V35

    €87.13

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Volpi

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer fogger bobby 0 5 - 7, small

    Bobby 0.5

    €30.89

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 0.5 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 460 li - 1, small

    460 Li

    €28.8

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1 litre
  • eu bg sprayer fogger n152 cc 18 ext ban - 0, small

    N152-CC-18 EXT/BAN

    €357.4

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • B&G Equipment

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu bg sprayer fogger n74 cc 18 rg - 0, small

    N74-CC-18-RG

    €501.54

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • B&G Equipment

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3130le - 1, small

    3130LE

    €24.64

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1.5 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3591pc - 0, smallFree Shipping

    3591PC

    Regular Price: €277.81

    €208.36

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3593pc - 0, smallFree Shipping

    3593PC

    Regular Price: €296.45

    €222.34

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 4 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3598bm - 0, smallFree Shipping

    3598BM

    Regular Price: €438.22

    €328.67

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 7.5 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3598p - 0, small

    3598P

    €304.82

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 6 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3618bm - 1, smallFree Shipping

    3618BM

    Regular Price: €465.68

    €349.27

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu mesto sprayer fogger 3618p - 0, smallFree Shipping

    3618P

    Regular Price: €346.54

    €259.91

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Mesto

      Tank Capacity:

    • 10 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 301 b cleaner - 0, small

    301 B Cleaner

    €18.83

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 1.25 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 302 b cleaner - 0, small

    302 B Cleaner

    €21.66

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 2 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 307 a cleaner - 0, small

    307 A Cleaner

    €85.06

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 7 litres
  • eu solo sprayer fogger 307 b cleaner - 0, small

    307 B Cleaner

    €85.06

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Solo

      Tank Capacity:

    • 7 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer accu star 8 - 0, small

    Dispatch in 59 days

    Accu Star 8

    €141.24

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 8 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer astro 5 - 0, small

    Dispatch in 14 days

    Astro 5

    €86.99

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 5 litres
  • eu birchmeier sprayer disinfecta - 0, small

    Desinfecta+

    Regular Price: €8.65

    €8.22

      Type of Apparatus:

    • Sprayers Hand

      Manufacturer:

    • Birchmeier

      Tank Capacity:

    • 0.5 litres

Got a question?

  1. Are there any home remedies/treatment to treat wood-boring larvae of some beetle? I have heard of turpentine, kerosene, any other? Salt? Baking soda? Turmeric? Boric acid powder?

    Vijay Anand -
    Answer
    1. If you do not want to use insecticides, the best remedies are treating the infested wood either with cold, exposing it to deep freeze temperatures, or with heat treatments, which need to reach 60°C (140 F) for a minimum of two hours. Borate salt can also be used and applied to untreated wood surfaces. It will absorb inside the wood and affect the larvae as well.
      The other remedies you mentioned are not very effective, especially with a high degree of infestation, and the down side of kerosene especially is the vapours that act slowly against the pests, but do leave a strong smell behind.

      Nexles -
      Answer

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