Anobium puntactum, from the anobiidaefamily, better known as the domestic spinner,is one of the most common and common wood pests in the country. Call Montreal’s Animal Extermination Alert for a personalized quote, a wood pest exterminator will intervene within 24 hours and treat the worms caused by this insect:
|English name||Death-watch Beetle|
|Latin name||Xestobium rufovillosum|
Physical appearance of the domestic spindle
The spindle is an xylophageal insect, as are termites and capricorns in houses.
The adult spinrette in Quebec measures between 2 and 5mm. It is identifiable by its elongated and cylindrical body, as well as by its reddish brown color. With the hairy pronotum (part of the prothorax) covering its eyes and the base of its antennae, it is almost impossible to spot it. Larvae are usually 4 to 5 mm long.
Life cycle of this furniture and framing pest
How to reproduce
The little spin is active from spring until September. It is during this period that the signs of infestation are visible. In adulthood, the small spint no longer needs to feed, it devotes its short existence to the reproduction of the species.
The female lays 20 to 200 eggs (depending on the species).
Their incubation period is about 2 weeks. Some species of spinrs spread their larval development for up to 10 years!
As soon as it hatches, the larva, which ranges in colour from yellowish white to beaded white, is embedded in the wood to feed on it. As adults reaches, the domestic spinring makes its way outwards by drilling a hole and takes flight. The lifespan of this xylophage is estimated at four weeks.
The little adult spinring lives in groups, as this facilitates its mating. It feeds mainly on the soft parts of the woodworked, especially the old furniture. In case of infestation by lignivorous fungi (in case of excess moisture), nitrogen-rich rots will be conducive to the development of the insect.
Among his favourite woods are:
- drown him,
- The fir tree
Professional Extermination: Jocelyne St-André and René Gélinas
Controlling the infestation is good, finding the origin to treat it and eradicating it is better
How is the spinring?
An infestation of domestic tendrils usually results in worms of your furniture, floors, frames.
In case of lack of attention or in the event of a massive attack, the wood will literally fall to dust. The damage is less dramatic on the frames than on the furniture, but increases over time. Regular monitoring is required.
How do I get rid of it?
It is difficult to control domestic spindle infestations on your own. Depending on the damage already done and the stage of insect development, an extermination professional will find the right solution to your problem.
Animal Alert gets rid of spins
Our specialist in the de-insectization of wood pests analyzes the presence of domestic tendrils, evaluates their installation in the identified pieces of wood and makes a custom estimate