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Woodboring are commonly detected a few years after new construction. The lumber supply may have contained wood infected with beetle eggs or larvae, and since beetle life cycles can be one or more years, several years may pass before the presence of becomes noticeable. If you have an infestation of woodboring , it is best to consult a professional entomologist before contacting an exterminator.
In many cases, the will be of a type that only attacks living wood, and thus incapable of “infesting” any other pieces of wood, or doing any further damage. In other words, only some types of should be of concern to a homeowner (see list below), and exterminators may be unable or unwilling to make this distinction.
Genuine infestations are far more likely in areas with high humidity, such as poorly-ventilated crawl spaces. Housing with central heating/air-conditioning tends to cut the humidity of wood in the living areas to less than half of natural humidity, thus strongly reducing the likelihood of an infestation. Infested furniture should be removed from the house before the infestation spreads.
Spot application of pesticides; however, most effective insecticides are obtainable
only by certified professionals. Freezing. Infested furniture may be wrapped in plastic and placed in walk-in freezers for several weeks. Fumigation.
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