BORER FUMIGATION NORTH SHORE AUCKLAND
Pest borer control Auckland starts with an inspection. Borer is a beetle that can potentially destroy the structure of your building. There are different types of wood eating beetle including the longihorn beetle and long toothed borer, but the furniture borer beetle is the most common. Borer beetles are on the wing typically in January through to March.
PEST CONTROL AUCKLAND WHAT IS BORER
Borer is a beetle which belongs to the order Coleoptera. Coleopterans are the most common type of insect in the world, with the highest numbers in terms of mass and species.
This fact combined with the observation we don't really see a lot of beetles, is said to mean they are in areas we can't see. Examples of this would be beetles inside trees, foliage, detritus and food.
They think there are so many small beetles in the raw materials for food e.g. flour that they get incorporated into our food without us actually knowing. A little extra protein never hurt anyone!
We have completed a Post Graduate Qualification in Timber Pest Management with Protrain in 2019.
HOW DO I KNOW MY PEST BORER IS ACTIVE IN AUCKLAND?
You need to look for the Borer holes. When borer larvae is active frass comes out of their holes. Frass has a distinct colour of yellow/orange.
- small piles of frass
- frass coming out and down from borer holes
- frass covering your possessions in the affected area
- in extreme cases damage to structure of the wood.
BORER TREATMENTS IS MY BUILDING/HOUSE SUITABLE FOR A TREATMENT?
We provide treatments for naked wood in sub floor areas and ceiling spaces.
before a treatment you will need to do the following,
- Insulation removed, by an insulation company.
- Naked wood. The wood to treated needs to be free of paint and varnish
- Access. A technician needs to be able to get access to the areas to be treated.
BORER PEST CONTROL TREATMENT
The treatment we use kills the wood eating larvae. It takes up to nine months to have an effect on the borer.
We use Sodium Borate to stop the larvae from eating the wood in your house. Sodium Borate is applied to the bare or naked wood. The aim is of the treatment is to soak the solution 5mm into the exposed wood. This achieved by applying 2-3 copious applications with one hour between applications.
When exiting the wood, the Borer maggot will then chew through 5mm of Sodium Borate infused wood. Then on re-entering the wood the maggot will consume another 5mm of Sodium Borate impregnated wood, which is the lethal dose killing the maggot.
Once the wood in your house has been treated for Borer, the treatment remains there indefinitely protecting your house against wood eating insects.
The treatments take between one and two days. The main reason for long time of the treatment is the multiple coats and the rest period in between them.
ACES pest control has specialist gear for applying Sodium Borate. This includes a 100 litre tank which is powered by a battery. We also have 50 metres of piping to reach inside even the largest house. This provides a constant and even flow of Sodium Borate solution. A strong motor and battery allows the solution to be pumped three stories high if needed.
Sodium Borate is low toxicity for humans and their pets. And the treatment is locked into the wood.
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- Thomas, Barfoot and Thompson