WHAT/WHEN: Join Nisus Technical Director Reid Ipser on Wednesday at 2 p.m. (EST) for a one-hour webinar titled "Recognizing Beetle Damage & Protocols for Treatment"
DESCRIPTION: In this 45-minute webinar, Dr. Reid Ipser, Technical Director at Nisus Corporation, will review how to recognize beetle damage and deal with infestations effectively. Often referred to as “wood worms” or “powderpost beetles,” wood-boring beetles are responsible for much of the insect damage to structural wood, second only to termites.
Wood-boring beetles are actually made up of several separate beetle families, each with its own distinct characteristics. Depending on the species and the conditions, it can take up to five years for larvae to mature into adult beetles and eat their way to the surface. When adult wood-boring beetles emerge to mate, they produce exit holes and frass, which is when panic-stricken calls about infestations usually happen. You can identify the species of beetle that has infested your wood by the size of the exit hole and the nature of the frass it leaves behind, as well as by the insect itself.
Infestations can result in rapid and expensive damage ranging from ugly holes to significant structural issues and are found a wide range of materials and products. Lumber, furniture, flooring, buildings, new wood, old wood – all these and more are targets of wood-boring beetles. The good news is that while different species of beetles may have different characteristics, the treatment is the same for all of them. Bora-Care is effective for both preventive and remedial treatments.
REGISTRATION INFO. The webinar is free of charge. Click here to register.