Wood Borer Treatment In Melbourne

Are your wooden furniture and property infested? Are you searching for treatment options through borer pest control in Melbourne?

Borers are a nightmare for everyone who builds their property with timber and uses wooden furniture.

Tom’s Pest Control welcomes you to receive quick, safe and tailored wood borer treatment services as we have several years of industry experience and thousands of happy customers.

We know how much you value your wood furniture and products, and we know how to ensure maximum life for those with proven pest treatment solutions.

Major Borer Species Found In Melbourne

Australia has several borer species with specific characteristics, and they cause varying levels of damage to wood furniture and furnishings. When it comes to Melbourne, your furniture may be attacked by the following species of borers:

Anobium borer

Anobium borers are usually found in Baltic pine furniture products, but they do not attack hardwood timbers. These softwood-attacking borers create small nail holes on the timber.

Australian Wood Borer

The borer attacks both softwood and hardwood as long as the timber is moisturised, rotted, or fungus-infected. They create large 3-inch holes in the wood and lead to the timber becoming damaged.

Lyctus Borer

The borer infects the edges of the timber, architraves, and skirtings, and creates pin size holes. It doesn’t usually attack pine timber products and hardwood.

Wood Weevil

Similar to Australian wood borers, wood weevils attack both softwood and hardwood products. However, they can attack the wood only if it is infected by any wood-rotting fungus. The borer creates holes in roughly circular shapes that are spasmodically spaced, and it can even attack adjacent healthy wood products that are not affected by fungal decay or moisture.

Signs Of Wood Borer Attacks

If you can’t decide whether wood issues are due to borers, the following signs will help you to confirm it:
  • The presence of small holes, either oval or round shaped, in your furniture and wood products.
  • You may also spot borer dust or frass on the floor just under the timber products.
  • Crumbling or weak and damaged timber boards and floorboards.
  • Tunnels in the wood due to larvae of wood borer.
  • The presence of wood borer larvae, eggs, dead borers on the floor below the wooden products.
  • You may also hear the borer larvae scraping the wood, especially during the season they are active.
If you observe any of these wood borer infestation symptoms, seek the assistance of Tom’s Pest Control to save your furniture and timber products. It’s not only about monetary loss, but some of the sentimental value of the furniture that may have been passed down over the generations.

The Pest Control Procedure

At Tom’s Pest Control, we offer comprehensive borer pest control through a four-step procedure. Regardless of if you want to remove the wood borers in your house or commercial space, our infestation control specialists will provide you with the best wood borer control services:


Once you contact us with a borer control request, our local pest control teams will quickly act upon and visit your property for an inspection. During the inspection, they will identify the borer species that is causing damage to your timber products, the extent of the damage, the reasons behind the infestation, and more.

We will also document and update you on the necessary wood repairing requirements to restore the property to its original condition.

Treatment Plan

Based on our inspection, we will create a treatment plan that can help you to protect your furniture and timber and prevent future pest attacks. Each of our treatment plans is unique, based on the type of borer and the extent of damages at your property.

The wood borer treatment plan will tell you the treatment procedure, the length of the treatment, the instructions and guidelines of the inhabitants, and the expected results.

Pest Eradication

As outlined in the wood borer treatment plan, our technicians will complete the treatment at your property. At Tom’s Pest Control, we generally use three different types of treatments: water-based treatment, fumigation, and entotherm heat treatment.

Often, we combine different procedures to provide the best results for our customers. With our procedures, we will try to mitigate future infestation risks as well.

Prevention Tips

With the absence of proper preventative care and tips, the insects may still return to your wood after a while. As we are committed to offering long-lasting pest control solutions, we will provide you with tips and steps to avoid future borer attacks.

By keeping your surroundings clean and healthy, you can significantly reduce the risk of infestation. Maintain the grass, trim the trees and bushes, and search and repair cracks on the property to restrict the access of borer to control the pest. You can also regularly monitor your furniture and other wooden products for borer attack and seek our assistance immediately.

A Hassle-Free, Complete Experience

Tom’s Pest Control offers a unified service that helps you to address the current issues with both treatment and prevention methods. We became the trusted name for Melbourne homeowners and customers with the following service standards:
  • Quick same/next day service
  • Trained, certified, and highly experienced technicians
  • Safe, family-friendly pest control services
  • Comprehensive prices, upfront quotes
  • Local pest control teams
  • Customer-friendly, transparent service
  • Highly competitive prices
  • 100 percent satisfaction guarantee
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