Asked by: Segundino Mathis
asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd February, 2020

How do you kill wood borers?

How to Kill Wood Borers
  1. Use an insecticide. Seek out an unrestricted disodium octaborate tetrahydrate insecticide if possible - many other types of insecticides can only be used by licensed professionals.
  2. Use a freezer.
  3. Call a professional for pest control.
  4. Treat infested furniture with heat.
  5. Eliminate wood that is infested by wood-borers.

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Considering this, does turpentine kill wood borer?

Treatment of any bare wood can be done with solvent based insecticidal borer fluid. Solvent based insecticides can be used with turpentine oil or kerosene as it will penetrate deep into the timber and will kill tunnel making larvae as they eat the wood.

Also, will bleach kill bugs in wood? The bleach will seep into the wood and kill any parasites harboring inside. Once 24 hours has elapsed, remove the wood and rinse it thoroughly. You will now need to soak the wood again.

Keeping this in consideration, how do you treat borers in timber?

Apply borer fluids to kill borer within the wood and protect the treated wood for many years.

  1. Inject flight holes using the NO Borer Injector.
  2. Paint or spray NO Borer Wood Protection onto all accessible bare wood of the furniture, e.g. undersides of feet, drawer interiors, backboards.

Will borer eat treated wood?

Treatment. Treatment of timbers to remove borer infestation is the same for whichever species is present. Treat any bare wood with Kiwicare NO Borer fluid. This insecticide will penetrate deep into the timber and will kill larvae as they eat the wood and prevent adults from laying eggs on the surface.

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