How to Get Rid of Wood Pests

You might not have an idea that your home might be a pest colony! Does it entertain wood-eating insects? If your answer is yes, then you are in a bit of a trouble because these wood-dependent insects can supply you a great damage and serious injury, not only to your precious wooden panels and antique wooden furniture but your entire home and wood products as well. Worst case scenario, they may even cause serious structural issues to your property, often needing substantial amount of money for repairs.

It is a known fact that a man’s home is his castle and the family’s  pride. It is considered to be a treasured kind of investment - the culmination of years of hard work, meticulous planning and attention even to the smallest detail. But, this pricey and beautiful home can literally come in to pieces any minute because of neglect to these wood pests.

Without you knowing it, your home could be a colony of wood insects and pests that is consequently ruining your priced property. These wood insects could eat up your home and your money savings in a matter of time -thereby inflicting large damages to your wooden doors and windows, panels and other wooden ornaments.

With the shortage of excellent quality woods at this point in time, there is no telling what would be left after such damage. Or even, there is no idea if your house is still standing. Are you in for this issue?

Termites feasting on wood

Termites feasting on wood

Two of the most ordinary wood-destroying pests are powderpost beetles and drywood termites. They are social pests that comprise a large colony. The queen lays tons of eggs that hatch in a couple of months. Winged termites later leave the pest colony to begin a new community but the worker termites reinforce large tunnels looking for food, of course, with your house as the main entrée.


Powderpost beetle is the term used to describe some species of wood-boring pests that diminishes wood to a flour-like element. Similar to termites, they build tunnels in the wood as they feed and can settle for a long period of time without people knowing; resulting in significant damage to your home and furniture.

Having said that, listed below are some guidelines and parameters on how to save your wooden properties, real and personal:

·         You need to seek help from experts to save your home. Try to mull over different types of treatment methods and their warranties. Know each feature and the effects of it. You also have to know the duration of treatment. In this regard, you can be able to obtain the most efficient and effective service.

·         Another important thing is the cost and duration of services. We all know that services can be a bit pricey nowadays, but having an efficient type of service that can promise you a lasting solution can be totally worth it even though you spend significant amount of money.

·         We, at Kaltimber, recommend a natural product called Freemite for either pre and post installation treatments.

By following these simple advices, you can be able to sleep soundly without thinking of your wooden insect friends that might possibly ruin your future.

Last but not least some termite resistant wood exists, chemically treated or natural. Ulin ironwood, as we supply in Kaltimber, is an excellent example of naturally termite resistant hardwood.