Wood borers (Powder Post Beetles) are tiny beetles whose larvae feed extensively on the wood. The wood worms while emerging make tiny pin size holes on the surface of wooden furniture or fixture. Those tiny holes which you see on wood surface are actually the exit -holes where the adult wood borer has left. The fine yellowish colored powder (Yellow Dust) starts appearing from these tiny holes.
Wood borers feed on the cell contents of the sapwood. While feeding they make tunnels and pupate within the wood. Borers or Powder Post Beetles attack partially or fully seasoned wood with 10-15% moisture. (i.e almost dry condition). Wood borers invade and damage structural and furniture wood based on the type and moisture content of the wood. All homes or businesses constructed of natural wood are at risk to wood borer infestations.
Pest India Solution identifies and locates the infestation characterized by distinct yellow powder which is the debris from the tunnels excavated by the larvae.
As a treatment wood preservative chemicals mixed with oil are required to be injected into these tiny exit holes with the help of syringe and larvae is targeted as only larvae is responsible for the damage to the wood. Unfinished wood can be treated directly while wood that is sealed or painted will need to have that finish removed before treatment so can be effective. Pest India Solution chemical treatment safeguards against future infestations.