Here are some factors which will help you to identify the borer infestation in your home or office.
Look for ticking voice
Young borers who form tunnels in the wooden materials make an audible voice like ticking. You need to mindfully hear this voice during night time. This voice is a significant indicator of borer infestation in your home or office.
Check whether you see any droppings
The woodworm droppings are made of wood dust build ups which you can see outside the bore holes.
Sight of tunnels in wooden articles
Tunnels are small galleries which are a lot difficult to see. However if you notice carefully, then you can see these small tunnels which can indicate borer infestation in your home or office.
Apart from these, here are some other probable indications of borer infestation.
Sight of fungus
Fungus is caused due to the specific species of these borers. In case you notice any fungus on the wood then there is a possibility of borer larvae presence in the furniture.
Moisture or dampness in the flooring of the room
In case you notice that there is dampness in room then there are chances of wood borer infestation because they can survive in humid and moist conditions.
Fragile and damaged floorings
In case you notice that the flooring has become fragile and damaged, then this is also a sign of borer infestation.
If you see that there is crumbled wood around or in the corners or roof edges, then there is a possibility of infestation from wood borers.
Sight of dead beetles
If you see any dead borer insects near your window frames or timber, then this is also a sign of borer infestation in your home or office.
Presence of larvae
Borer larvae are white in colour and have creamy texture. They can be easily seen. So in case you notice these larvae, then this can be due to borer infestation in our home or office.
Sight of adult worms around and in the window sides
On gaining maturity, they are attracted towards light. So you can see these worms in the window sides.