Borer Control - Elite Pest Control Ltd

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Wood Borer Control

Woodworm, Borer Beetle, anobium punctatum,… Whatever name you know them by, if you have them, you need Borer treatment now. 

Elite Pest Control provides the best Wood Borer treatment available.


Wood Borer are very difficult to control.

For effective Wood Borer protection, contact us today.
As part of our service, a pest control professional will conduct an inspection of your property to assess the extent of the Wood Borer infestation.
For comprehensive protection, we usually recommend an ‘annual’ Borer treatment of all sealed wood surfaces inside and outside your house. 
This gives a measure of control, but you would still see exit holes. These holes would reduce in number as the years pass. 
You should seriously consider getting the sub-floor treated as this area generates a lot of Borer Beetles.
Insulation of any type will need to be removed before treatment.
You will need to continue with the annual sprays as maintenance because Borer Beetles fly in from neighbouring properties.



  •  Check that underfloor areas are well-ventilated, and keep any foundation ventilation holes clear of weed growth and rubbish.
  •  Repair leaking taps and rainwater systems. Too much moisture can encourage insect attack.
  •  From the habit of regularly inspecting exterior and interior woodwork. You should look for the discharge of Frass from flight holes.’

Borer Treatment Procedures

Depending on conditions the house borer spends between two to seven years of its life in the larval stage. 

This is the stage when damage is done but this will not always be visible. 

Female beetles will remain in the exit hole to lay eggs and then return to the wood surface only to mate again. Therefore the severity of the infestation can often be underestimated or overlooked. 

A residual solution is sprayed throughout all sub-floor areas covering joist plates and under flooring timbers as well as the roof void area.

Borer Treatment Options


We can use a  Boron Treatment,  ‘Pestbor’ or ‘Timbor’ is a mineral borate salt and acts as a…


It is odourless, has no skin irritability or respiratory problems and it is a flame retardant.

It will also kill rot and may prevent rot as well.

Boron is a naturally occurring element in soil.


This method of treatment is used on exposed framing timber only i.e. substructures, crawl spaces, Ceiling cavities etc.

If needed a borer certificate can be provided at the completion of the treatment.

This Boron treatment must be applied twice.

We also use Permethrin based treatment.

This is applied in the same way and gives residual protection for a few years. Permethrin is applied once.

As well as effective borer treatment, we offer a full range of pest control services, including spider proofing, wasp pest control, fly removal, and the best mice removal methods and rat control in Christchurch and throughout the Canterbury region.


Gary & Dawn prepare for a Sub Floor Wood Borer treatment.

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