The fight against termites is the subject of legislation. But other wood boring insects, or cubic rot fungi, wood-destroying

How to distinguish a termite attack or the longhorn beetles? Boring insects are they all the same dangers to your home?

The termite main predator of wood and walls

The termite feeds on all types of tree species in Europe. In France, there are subterranean termites, in permanent contact with the ground and a source of moisture, and dry wood termite control tucson. The colony consists of soldiers who defend it, breeding, and workers who will reap the cellulose present in wood, cardboard, paper, and generally everything that contains, and regurgitate food digested their peers who can not feed themselves. To identify specific indicators of its presence, and inform you about your legal obligations for reporting and control, visit the article: Danger termites destroying walls and wooden houses .

The house longhorn beetle lays hundreds of eggs in the softwood

Each egg gives a larvae White Capricorn active at 15 ° C for about 3 years, which attacks softwood, and can dig tunnels in the frames, paneling, joinery, at a speed of 8 to 10 mm per day. Difficult to detect its presence is manifested by oval holes 8 to 10 mm from the surface of wood, galleries covered with a thin layer of wood domed droppings light beige color, noise and small snacks.


Capricorn feeds hardwood

The larva has a shorter cycle than the Capricorn: two years. Galleries oval section are similar to those carved by the house longhorn beetle, and the walls of the wood show streaks, resulting shots mandibles of the insect.

Dry rot: fungus-rot most common

Fungi thrive in damp and poorly ventilated kitchens, bathrooms, attics, cellars, etc. At the surface of the wood, dry rot form packages like cotton wool, the ramifications of which may be introduced into masonry joints to draw water necessary for the survival of this fungus. Depth, the wood is destroyed by hydrolysis of cellulose, and it turns into a substance brittle and dry. Treatment requires the removal of sources of moisture and condensation, then a transition to the flame of floors, walls and masonry to destroy all traces of fungus. Masonry and wood will then be injected and applications of a fungicide after brushing.