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The most common of these is the:
- Common House Borer
- Native House Borer
- Two Toothed Longhorn borer
- Native Termites
The life cycles of these insects are similar. Adult females lay up to 100 eggs on bare timber, or in old flight holes. The eggs hatch after 4-5 weeks and the larvae bore through the wood, eating it and using yeasts in their stomachs to help break down cellulose in the wood. After 3-5 years, the larvae will pupate in a chamber near the surface, then 4-8 weeks later the adult exits the wood, by eating its way to the surface creating a ‘flight hole’. The adult borer, are airborne for approxiamately a month, between October and March, when they mate, and the life cycle then begins over again.
The flight holes are approximately 2mm in diameter for Common House Borer, 3-4mm for Native House Borer, and up to 7mm and more oval in shape for Two Toothed Longhorn Borer.
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If you find evidence of borer in your home or commercial building, it is likely that the infestation is bigger than it appears, so having your home or commercial building, inspected and treated by a professional from NZ Pest Control is essential.
NZ Pest Control, employs specialist borer technicians, that hold a current Approved Handler’s Certificate for Urban Pest Management in accordance with ERMA New Zealand, and have extensive knowledge of borer treatment procedures.
All borer treatments, completed by NZ Pest Control, include a certificate of completion, and a service warranty period of up to 10 years.