The two main types of Borers that attack house timbers in South East Queensland are:
- Calymmaderus incises or Queensland Pine Beetle.
Borers are mainly responsible for attacking hoop pine flooring in older Queenslander type homes.
A spray treatment to the under side of the flooring is done using a Permethrin Chemical called Perigan.
A yearly treatment is required for three years then every second year as a maintenance.
- Lyctus brunneus, or Powder Post Beetle.
This is the other Borer that can damage timbers in a house. They attack sapwoods or some hardwoods such as Meranti, Eucalyptus and Oak.
Hardwood framed houses consist mainly of heartwood timber with a small amount of sapwood on the edge.
The Borer will only attack the sapwood and then go, as they do not eat the heartwood, treatment is very rarely needed.
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