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Borers can be a real problem in older homes, especially pine floors. The borer lays its eggs in the timber they can stay dormant for years before hatching. The larval stage chews through the timber creating a honeycomb effect that will weaken the structural integrity of the timber. The borer larva changes into a beetle and chews its way out and then fly’s off to start the cycle again. This is the time when you may see holes and sawdust appearing on the underside of your floorboards, but by the time you see the exit hole the borer has left the building.

Many times there is very little damage visible until the floors are sanded exposing the honeycomb damage, or until someone falls through the floor, walking around the house in high heels is a great way to find borer damage.

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