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Wood Borer Control

Wood borers are a type of wood-destroying insect that can cause significant damage to wooden structures and furniture. These insects lay their eggs in wood, and the larvae feed on the wood, creating tunnels and weakening the structure.

If left unchecked, wood borers can cause serious damage to buildings, furniture, and other wooden objects. The damage can be so severe that it can compromise the structural integrity of a building or cause irreparable damage to furniture.

How Do I Know I Have a Wood Borer Infestation?

Here are some signs that can help you identify a wood borer infestation:

Adult beetles

Adult wood borers may emerge from the wooden structure, and they can be seen around the affected area. These beetles are usually small and brown or black in color.

Sawdust or frass:

Wood borers create tunnels in the wooden structures, and as they feed, they produce sawdust or frass, which is usually found on or near the affected area.

Damaged wood:

As the infestation progresses, the wooden structure may become weak, and the wood may start to crumble or break easily.

Small holes in wooden structures

Wood borers leave small holes in the wooden structures they infest. These holes can be as small as a pinhead, and they are usually circular or oval in shape.


Wood borers spend most of their life cycle as larvae inside the wooden structure, and they can be seen by breaking the wooden structure or using a borescope.

How Do I Prevent & Get Rid of Wood Borer?


Identify the infestation

The first step in getting rid of wood borers is to identify the infestation. Look for small holes in the wooden structure, piles of sawdust, and damaged wood.


Apply insecticide

Insecticides can be effective in killing wood borers. You can apply the insecticide directly on the affected area or use a spray to cover a larger area.


Use heat treatment

Heat treatment is an effective way to get rid of wood borers. You can expose the affected wooden structure to high temperatures to kill the borers.


Freeze the infested item

Freezing can also be an effective method to get rid of wood borers. You can place the affected wooden item in a freezer at a temperature of -20°C for a few days to kill the borers. However, this method is not suitable for larger wooden structures.

Preventing Wood Borer Infestation
Proper storage

Wood borers thrive in moist environments, so make sure to keep your wooden items away from damp areas.

Regular cleaning

Regularly clean your wooden structures to remove any dust and debris that can attract wood borers.

Apply sealants

Applying sealants to wooden structures can help prevent wood borer infestation. The sealant creates a barrier that prevents the borers from entering the wood.

Use natural repellents

Some natural repellents, such as essential oils, can help repel wood borers. You can apply these oils directly to the affected area or use them in a spray.

Experienced and trained professionals

 UPS  has a team of experienced and trained professionals who can identify the type of wood borer infestation and recommend appropriate treatment methods. We use the latest equipment and techniques to ensure effective and long-lasting results.

Customized treatment plans

Every wood borer infestation is different, and UPS offers customized treatment plans based on the severity of the infestation and the type of wooden structure affected. We use a combination of chemical and non-chemical treatment methods to ensure the best possible outcome.

Safe and eco-friendly solutions

 UPS uses safe and eco-friendly solutions for wood borer treatment to ensure the safety of your family, pets, and the environment. Our treatment methods are designed to minimize any impact on your daily routine and provide a hassle-free experience.

Guaranteed satisfaction

 At UPS, we stand behind our work and offer a satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with the results of our treatment, we’ll work with you to find a solution that works for you. Our goal is to make sure that you’re completely satisfied with our services and that your wooden structures and furniture are protected from future infestations.