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What animal eats wood in your house?

The list includes all insects and animals that use the wood as food and are able to digest the wood.
  • Beavers. The beaver primarily is a semi-aquatic rodent and after the capybara, They are the second-largest rodent in the world.
  • Rabbits. Rabbits sometimes eat wood.
  • Porcupines.
  • Termites.

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Herein, what animal eats through wood?

Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an herbivorous animal whose diet consists primarily (often solely) of wood. The word derives from Greek ξυλοφάγος (xulophagos) "eating wood", from ξύλον (xulon) "wood" and φαγε?ν (phagein) "to eat", an ancient Greek name for a kind of a worm-eating bird.

Also, which insect has a wood eating habit? Woodworm is a generic term used for a number of species of wood-boring beetle and refers to the larvae of the beetles, which feed on wood after hatching from the egg, creating tunnels in the process.

Likewise, people ask, what is eating the wood in my house?

Most homeowners are familiar with termites, which are known for their ability to eat through wood, whether it be window frames, doors, stairs or other components of a house. But other creatures can devour wood, too. But certain types of termites, snails, beetles, ants and even bees can be destructive.

What bug makes holes in wood?

Powderpost beetles

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