Borers

Perkins Exterminators are a family business who have provided advanced borer control and management to Melbourne homes and businesses for over 40 years. For the health and safety of your family or work team, ensure you identify any potential pest problems and manage them before they cause long term damage. For effective management of borers, call Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.

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    What are Borers?

    Timber borers are a species of inspect which tunnel through wood, causing damage. There are several species of borer in Australia, which cause varying levels of damage to timber structures. Effective pest management of borers protects your timber structures including furniture and frames, preventing costly damage.

    How do Borers Cause Damage?

    The first sign of a borer problem is noticing small, pin-size holes in a timber structure. This is the exit point of an adult borer. Female borers lay eggs injected into the pores of the timber. If conditions suffice, the pores of the timber will open, allowing for borers to attack. Ideal conditions include high moisture and poor ventilation.

    The most common timber structures attacked by borers include flooring, bearers, joists, roofing timbers and old furniture.

    Treating a Borer Infestation

    When borers have caused extensive damage to a structure, replacement of timbers is generally required. Ensure this is completed by a professional builder for safety reasons.

    Borer infestations are best treated by an experienced team like Perkins Exterminators. They have the knowledge and equipment to treat the problem and reduce the change of future recurrence.

    Professional management for Borer Damage

    Perkins Exterminators have an experienced and friendly team with the capacity to complete domestic inspections and large scale commercial contracts. They work with schools, industrial sites, government facilities, workplaces and families to achieve their customer’s best outcome. For more information on termites or to book an inspection or extermination, contact Perkins Exterminators on 1300 884 088.