The term wood-boring beetle encompasses many species and families of beetles. And the larval or adult forms eat and destroy wood (i.e., are xylophagous). The three most specious families of wood-boring beetles are longhorn beetles, bark beetles and weevils, and metallic flat-headed borers. Wood-boring beetles most often attack dying or dead trees.
In forest settings, they are important in the turnover of trees by culling weak trees. Thus allowing new growth to occur. However, they are also important as primary decomposers of trees within forest systems, allowing for the recycling of nutrients locked away in the relatively decay-resilient woody material of trees. To develop and reach maturity wood-boring beetles need nutrients provided by fungi from outside of the inhabited wood.
Though the vast majority of wood-boring beetles are ecologically important and economically benign, some species can become economic pests by attacking relatively healthy trees (e.g. Asian longhorn beetle, emerald ash borer) or by infesting downed trees in lumberyards. Species such as the Asian longhorn beetle and the emerald ash borer are examples of invasive species that threaten natural forest ecosystems. Wood borer service is really a difficult task to do, but our professional knows how to handle this wood boring beetles.