Weevils can be greatly destructive insects.
Weevils can attack many different types of wood such as live trees or cut trees, humid woods, and dried wood (e.g. wood flooring, textured wood, decorative wood, and furniture), which in turn increases the intensity of penetration and damage.
Weevils are the main pests for some of the most expensive types of wood in the home. For example, widespread Anobium weevils can cause serious damage to Baltic wood flooring and furniture.
Life Cycle: An adult weevils (Beetles) lay eggs in vulnerable wood. When the eggs hatch, the larvae burrow into the ground and feed on the roots. The larvae will eat along the grain and form a network of grooves in the tree trunk.
Then larvae develop into pupae (it may last for a long time) and become matured beetles. Beetles enter the tree through a hole in the wood surface. Adult females will lay eggs, and the life cycle of this worm will continue.
Identification: The size of the perforations on the logs and the composition of the feces that are released will help pest control experts identify exactly the weevil types and their potential for wood damage.
Anobium beetles attack and destroy furniture or pine floors.
Anobium beetles, also known as furniture destroyers, can severely damage pine floors, especially in old houses with damp wood flooring due to subfloor ventilation or poor humidity control. Anobium beetles are often found in antique furniture and other furniture made from various types of wood. Sometimes they are found many years after the furniture is purchased. You may notice small holes and dust coming out of the hole in the wood.
Insect control: Anobium beetles in pine flooring
(1) In severe cases, all damaged furniture must be removed and replaced by wood or board that is highly resistant or chemically treated, which may be costly. We also recommend improving the ventilation conditions for the floor.
(2) In minor or no serious weevil cases, it is possible to scan a layer of registered insecticides on the underside of the floor. This should be done annually for a period of 3 years to guarantee control of the entire life cycle of Anobium beetles.
We highly recommend that you contact a qualified technician to resolve this issue.
Weevil control on the furniture or pine floors.
It is essential that pine furniture is sprayed in a special smoke room, and the type of gas used will penetrate the wood and kill all insects. Almost all of exported and imported food are smoked in this way.
Spraying cost is relatively cheap if the smoke room being close to your accommodation as the cost of moving your belongings is usually calculated separately.
Holes perforated by weevils in live trunks, in logs or in moist wood may be sprayed with an insecticide specifically registered for this purpose. Such products are available in large stores or at shops selling garden products.
Lyctus Beetles – a hardwood-destroying species
In the USA, many states have enacted the Timber Purchase Act, which prohibits the sale of timber for use in homes if the wood contains more than 25% of the wood waste (softwood).
It is the woody part of logs that are cut down that are vulnerable to the Lyctus beetles’ attack and damage.
Consequently, any damage caused by such woodworm to such woods will be negligible in terms of texture. However, if the wood you bought was damaged by the Lyctus beetles, you should return the wood that was purchased or replaced with another wood.
Silverfish can be greatly destructive insects…
Silverfish feed on starch, they destroy (eat) paper, cloth, glue and other organic materials. They can damage silk and some other synthetic fabrics but often avoid eating woolen stuff.
Silverfish live in your house…
Silverfish live in roofs, lockers, niches, and bookcases, but it’s preferred niches in the house. Silverfish live in dark and quiet places and are most active at night.
They are often found in sinks, toilets, tubs as they are trapped while looking for the place to hide.
The process of entering the house of silverfish can start when eggs, pupae or adult are brought into the house in cardboard boxes, furniture or similar items.
We recommend that you should invite pest control specialists to thoroughly check your house and identify locations where silverfish can hide as well as the scale of damage to find suitable eradication methods.
Roof holes and niches treatment with a composite powder that is sprinkled through a special “blower” can be effective. Areas such as basements, storage rooms, and similar areas can be treated with the synthetic spray.
The cost of professional silver eradication services may vary depending on the size and area of the house and the difficulty of accessing other parts of the house. Based on that we will then propose appropriate treatment process and expense.