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Wood Borer

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by Elives, 7th Oct, 2016.

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  1. Elives

    Elives Well-Known Member

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    I read a building and pest report and it had Wood Borer damage, apparently the damage was on some timbers under the building on the ground (not the building)

    the building report comments below.

    "found Damage found Yes - Borer damage was noted to the following timber(s)/area(s). Without destruction of the timbers it is not possible to determine whether activity exists or the extent of timber damage within. Description Queensland pine beetle/ borer (Calymmaderus Incisus) damage"


    has anyone experienced this before? how bad are they?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Is it active? Are there still signs of the borer? Timber is a natural product and the borer attack is likely to have been when the timber was growing. Get more clarification.
     
  3. Elives

    Elives Well-Known Member

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    the damage was to some loose timbers on the ground under the property, but as it states in the report "Without destruction of the timbers it is not possible to determine whether activity exists or the extent of timber damage within"

    i've never heard of them before, only used to termites.
     
  4. Joynz

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    More info. here:
    Queensland pine beetle

    It does seem like it could be an issue. (Initially I thought you could just take the timbers out if you purchase. Shouldn't store loose wood under the house anyway. In Vic. borers are usually long gone by the time you notice the holes and dust.)

    But QLD could be different than Vic
     
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  5. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    Like termites, I am told they are attracted by moisture. They can be treated with fairly cheap pesticides (visit bunnings) if they are active, and are usually more prevalent in rotting fences etc.

    The Y-man
     
  6. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Or remove any loose timber under and around the house.