4 Types Of Borer Hiding In Your Home

Borers are other common pests who infest the home, they generally attack wooden furniture or wooden items. You must have very costly wooden items in your home and to save your costly wooden items from being damaged. For that you need to remove them as soon as possible by doing borer control. But, before you need to know about their species that commonly infects at home. By doing or understanding their species, you will be able to identify them and do the right thing for pest control.

There are 4 types of borer that hide in your home. So, we are going to discuss them in this article.

  1. House longhorn beetle: House longhorn beetle is one of the most common borer species which invades the home. The scientific name of the house longhorn beetle is Hylotrupes Bajulus. They are around 8 to 25 mm long in length. They are black or brown in color and they also have gray hair. So, they are one of the longest-living pests, they live around 3 to 11 years and they eventually infest timber roof space. If you have this species of borers in your home, then, you will get some signs like severe damage in timber wood and their larvae endorse a huge amount of bore-dust. Also, they can cause very disastrous damage to your home, if they have infested your home, then, your home is at severe risk. You should do borer control as soon as possible.
  2. Powder post beetle: Powder post beetle is also one of the common species of borer that invades at home. Their scientific name is Lyctus brunneus, and they are almost 1 to 7 mm long in length. Their body color is dark brown and their larvae generally look white in color. This species of borers take around 9 to 12 months to develop properly. Then they live up to 3 months. Now, what signs you will get with their presence? Generally, this species of borers attack dry wood which is not treated with any kind of chemicals or fully rich with starch. Some favorable woods they thrive in are Ramin, Rubberwood, Merbau, Jelutong, Penarahan, and Kempas. If you have this species living in your home and also their favorable wooden items in your homes, then, it would be better if you do pest control immediately because disaster is knocking on your door.
  3. Wood boring weevil: Wood boring weevil borers are around 5 mm long in length. They are also one of the common invader borers which you can find in your home. They have a cylindrical body with very short legs. And they usually attack damp wooden items. So, if you have any damp wood inside your home, then, save it by doing borer control.
  4. Common furniture beetle: Anobium punctatum is the scientific name of this species. They are very common, their infestation should never be avoided. They are 4mm long in size and they live around 3 to 5 years, during their lifecycle, they can make your home nothing but hollow. So, do hire local pest control to remove them from your home.


So, these are the 4 types of borers, you can find hiding inside your home. If you find any species inside your home, their removal is important for the safety of your wooden items, if you are unable to get rid of them on your own, then hire Local Pest Control Services to remove the borers.