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Wood Damaging insects - Borer, Termites, Carpenter Ants

There are a number of varieties of insects that damage wood both in trees and the timber that supports your home, the most common is Borer but we also so have Native Termites and Carpenter Ants and they can do quite a lot of damage to your house and furniture.

Off the shelf treatments are ok for treating small areas like furniture but wont protect your home from serious damage, to do this you will need a professional treatment.

Our experience in treating for these insects spans almost 30 years so we know how to best protect your largest asset.

Borer infestation

The following signs would indicate that you have an infestation in your home:

  • Flight holes are visible in flooring and or external weather boards.
  • You may see flight holes in your wooden furniture and or the presence of wood dust.
  • Is it Borer ? get it checked out before it starts to be a structural issue.

Be aware that these holes are only one of several indicators,Borer are all around Auckland they are a wild creature that eats wood, if your home has not been treated then it needs to be.

Professional Certificated Borer treatment

Our borer treatment includes:
  • Thorough in-home and around house inspection to identify all problem areas.
  • A safe and effective insecticide treatment applied to all accessible areas.
  • Applied by an experienced and qualified BugZero technician.
  • Speak to us about your new build home or future project.


Yes we have Termites in New Zealand,Our native species are not known to be a major risk to structures however in recent years there have been cases of homes being seriously damaged and they should not be ignored, most people mistakenly identify Termites as Ants .


Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants commonly nest in wood but can be present in other materials.They are bigger than New Zealand Ants, Carpenter Ants do not eat wood, however, they can cause damage to wooden structures by drilling through timber creating galleries. Although in New Zealand they are considered not a major risk to structures however localized damage will be caused.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites are the real bad guys of the Termite world, from time to time these guys are discovered just like many other types of insects that sneak into the country and they can do serious damage in a short space of time.

Obviously if you think you may have some type of wood eating insect at work get it checked out, we are happy to carry out inspections at no cost.

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Customer Reviews

Great service - highly recommended
— Tony, Remuera
North Shore, Akl
I recently used BugZero's services to get rid of the 8 legged monsters in and around my house. Within the same day bodies were turning up, flies were dropping and the ants have disappeared. I would highly recommend the company as they were very friendly to deal with. It was all the better as I found the BugZero technicians competent and trustworthy. I will definitely be using their service again.
— Phillipa Purnell
North Shore, Akl