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Powder Post Beetle

The Powder Post Beetle has reddish-brown colouring and a slightly hairy complexion. A small insect in terms of size, it can still bore very deeply into timber. Tunnels extensively into young hard sapwood under a decade in age, and follows the grain of the wood. This intrepid little beetle creates a maze of rounded; conjoining tunnels and is capable of creating a high degree of damage given its small size.

Bark Borer

There are many types of bark-borers, but the most common have either dark-brown or light-brown colouring. They can cause major damage to the surface level of timber if left to do their worst. The Bark Borer exclusively targets softwoods with bark, and they fly locally to discover other timber sources. Although the rounded tunnels this beetle creates are kept near the surface of the timber, this insect can still cause significant amounts of damage to all types of softwoods.

Wood Boring Weevil

Reddish brown in colour, this European beetle is a small insect found predominantly in buildings – where it can cause extensive damage. The Wood Boring Beetle chooses very rotten timber of either the hard or softwood variety, and thrives in very damp conditions – often flying to and settling in buildings with damp problems.Creates rough oval shaped tunnels, which are just underneath the wood and often break the surface. For this reason they can cause visibly high levels of destruction to both furniture and wooden support beams.

House Longhorn

A dark brown large insect with distinctive long front antennae and white hairs over the surface of its body – this pesky beast is a major problem for wood inside your property. Preferring young softwoods, as their name suggests these pests can fly from house to house laying eggs and feasting on timber as they go. They are also common in timber used for construction. Due to its large size, it creates deep, damaging tunnels that it fills with long, sausage-like frass pellets. They also break the surface with their tunnelling, ruining the top layer of furniture and beams.

 

 

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