Lyctus Borers (powder post beetles)

Our termite inspections involve so much more than just shining a torch around a bashing the odd bit of timber in a house! 

It involves understanding buildings, timber and various timber pests, as well as being thorough in checking for moisture and other conducive conditions.

Here is a classic example of Lyctus timber borer damage we have discovered during routine termite inspections. Though not normally within the scope of a termite inspection (a timber pest inspection is ie. Pre purchase inspection) the damage found during these inspections was noted and communicated to the owner as a courtesy. If you are concerned about termites AND timber pest. Then get a timber pest inspection.

 This bearer was peppered with damage from powder post beetles. Found during a routine termite inspection.

This bearer was peppered with damage from powder post beetles. Found during a routine termite inspection.

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 This damage was found in a roof void during a termite inspection. 

This damage was found in a roof void during a termite inspection. 

 This is a timber brace that had some damage, it was discovered in a roof void during a termite inspection. 

This is a timber brace that had some damage, it was discovered in a roof void during a termite inspection. 

 End grain showing borer damage. 

End grain showing borer damage.