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Wood Borer Beetle Cape Town

Wood Borer Beetle Cape Town

Wood Borer Beetle Cape Town – a serious threat to your biggest investment

Wood Borer Beetle Cape Town

Wood Borer Beetle Cape Town

The term wood-boring beetle incorporates numerous species and groups of creepy crawlies whose larvae eat and demolish wood.

Wood borer beetle feed on or dead trees. In woodland settings, they are imperative to the ecology for breaking down wood which is critical and essential for decomposition.

Danger to homes with timber framework

They are likewise dangerous for homes that have timber framework.

Wood Borer beetle infestations in homes are identified by their dead bodies, flight holes, frass (fine saw dust) and faeces.

Wood Borer Beetle Cape Town Overview

Wood Borer Beetle Cape Town are ordinarily identified a couple of years after the first infestation. The timber supply may have contained wood contaminated with insect eggs or hatch-lings, and since bug life cycles can take years, it can take years before the infestation is recognised.

Not all Wood Borer Beetle Needs Treatment

In the event that you suspect that you have an infestation of wood borers, it is best to counsel expert advise from an exterminator such as Verminator. Not all borers need treatment.

Poor ventilation and high moisture areas are often associated with borer infestations

Furniture ought to be expelled from the house before the infestation spreads.

Strategies for treatment include:
  • Spot use of pesticides by guaranteed experts.
  • Invaded furniture might be wrapped in plastic and put in freezers for a few weeks.
  • Fumigation.
  • Heat Treatment.

Wood Borer Beetle Cape Town Eradication Solutions

Borer Beetle Cape Town

Spot Pesticide Treatments

Pesticides can be used to treat certain areas, however sanding and re varnishing of furniture or floors is often needed with this solution.

Heat Treatment

Where possible heat treatments can be done by heating the timber to around 70 degrees Celsius


Sealing the structure properly before fumigation is the law otherwise the gas will escape and pose life threatening danger to people animals and the environment.

Various materials are used example: plastic sheeting, pipe tape, masking tape and duct tape are used for sealing up airblocks, door gaps plumbing etc.

Tent FumigationBorer Beetles Cape Town

Structural fumigation techniques differ from building to building, but in houses a rubber or plastic tent is often placed over the entire house while the pesticides are being released into the vacant residence.


This process is called tent fumigation or “tenting”. The sealed tent concentrates the poisonous gases and prevents them from escaping into the neighbourhood. The process can take up to a week depending on the fumigant used, which is in turn dependent on the severity of infestation and size of the building.

Sealed Fumigation

Sealing the structure properly before fumigation is the law. Dangerous gas can escape and pose life threatening danger to people, animals and the environment.

Plastic sheeting, pipe tape, masking tape and duct tape are used for sealing up air blocks, door gaps plumbing etc.

Pre – Fumigation Preparation

Planning for the fumigation, you should make courses of action for your family and pets to avoid the house for a few days. Fumigation readiness, treatment and air circulation can take up to 7 days but usually 3 days. Try to pack all that you may require for up to three days.

Climate is an essential for treatment.

Downpour and substantial winds can influence the treatment.

Complete aeration before reentry

The air circulation clearance after fumigation ordinarily takes around six hours. Nonetheless, you won’t be allowed to return until your house is cleared to 1 section for every million or less of fumigant.

Packing and Unpacking

Sustenance for individuals, creatures and pets, tobacco items and pharmaceuticals  can stay in your home if they are sealed correctly in plastic, glass or metal containers.

On the off chance that these things are not sealed, they should be expelled or twofold stowed in exceptional plastic sacks provided by Verminator.

Packaged or canned things that have not been opened and still have the first producer’s water/air proof seal are fine.


Dry merchandise bundled in packs and/or cardboard boxes should be evacuated or twofold sacked regardless of the possibility that they haven’t been opened, such as Oats, chips and rice.

Sleeping pads fixed in plastic, for example, child beddings, should be removed or the waterproof spreads ought to be evacuated or opened. These plastic spreads can moderate the rate at which the fumigant circulates air.

Expel all plants from inside the house and any outside that will impinge on the fumigation tent.

Other Preperations

Greenery around the house ought to be trimmed to permit space for the fumigation tent and the house.

The day preceding your fumigation, somebody from the gas company ought to kill the gas line to your home.

Verminator master Exterminators may have extra recommendations or solicitations before the fumigation.

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