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    Default Active borer - what to do?

    We have just pulled up the carpet, lino and 1935 newspapers off the floors of our new house. We're hoping to polish in the next week or so.

    But....we have some rotten boards and we can actually see live borer in there.

    What should we do next?

    Thanks - great forum!!

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    Get a pest control guy to have a look immediately. He will identify what they are and tell you possible courses of action. If you can see them, they are probably termites, but who knows?
    TM

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    We think they're borers because of all the tiny holes. From what I've read since finding it, it's probably due to inadequate ventilation under the floor. The house is on a slope so their is access but it's lower at the front where the damage mainly is.

    I read you can treat it with liquid pyrethum and that polishing the floors will help.

    I'm assuming that now we need to get under there and look for more damage and get rid of rotten boards before the sanders come it.

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