The bark beetle is a small insect, which for a small period of time can cause enormous damage to buildings made of wood, and finishing materials, such as drywall.

How dangerous is the bark beetle?

The beetle destroys the solid structure of wood, so if you do not take any action that wooden building can come into disrepair.

The most important sign of presence of the beetle in your house is a bunch of white dust that he leaves behind.

If you still found within the walls of the houses, apartments, villas bark beetle, it is necessary immediately to take any action. First you need to identify how the affected part. To identify it with any sharp object - a knife or scissors. A sharp instrument is necessary to pierce the land that, in your opinion, amazed. If there is a puncture, it is necessary to cut and burn the land if not, you can do just processing.

Before processing you need to clean the surface from impurities and to prepare myself (wear gloves, respirator).

Means for pest control

Time does not stand still, and thanks to modern development of various technologies, a large number of different means against these insects. This different aqueous solutions, and impregnation.

To purchase a protective means in a specialty store. Treat previously cleaned the damaged area with a solution or impregnation of the wooden structure and finishing material. Follow the instructions. These tools not only protect you from the bark beetle, but also serve as prevention.

If it is not possible to buy special tools in the shop you can use at hand, preparing the solution yourself. Of kerosene and turpentine make the mixture, combine them in a ratio of 1:3. After cooking, pour the liquid into the holes made by the beetles. The plots treated with linseed oil.

You can also contact a specialized firm, dealing with such problems. After inspection of the problem area, making the command itself will choose the way of dealing with bark beetle.

To prevent the occurrence of pests in the wood, you should still at the stage of construction to treat the wood protective agents.

The bark beetle may, within five years to get the house unusable, so if there is a problem, you need to act now. This applies particularly to private country houses and cottages.