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The decay of seasoned wood, also commonly called dry rot, is caused by fungi such as Serpula lacrymans, Coniophora cerebella, and Poria incrassata. These fungi penetrate the timber by consuming the cellulose in the wood fibers, leaving them porous and weak. In earlier stages of decay, the wood can appear completely normal on the surface. At All Natural Pest Elimination, we specialize in a safer and more effective removal of wood-decaying fungi—so you can be sure your investment is protected, permanently. Our experienced exterminators eliminate dry rot and ensure it doesn’t return.
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4 Signs You’ve Got Dry Rot
When wood structures rot, wood-decaying fungi, also known as dry rot, is often the culprit. Unfortunately, this severe threat is also often hidden from view. Dry rot typically grows where most homeowners don’t think to look. This harmful fungus likes to grow under floorboards, behind plaster or drywall or in lofts, attics, basements, and crawlspaces. Knowing what to look for will ensure you catch dry rot before it becomes an expensive and time-consuming problem.
The life cycle of wood-decaying fungi follows four distinct stages. Find out if you’ve got dry rot by looking for these signs:
- Orange Spore Dust
The first stage of dry rot begins with a microscopic spore which becomes visible at high concentrations. Fine, powdery orange dust on your timber is a sign the wood-decaying fungi life-cycle has begun.
- Fine White Strands (Hyphae)
When the spores in the first stage are exposed to moisture, fine whitish-gray strands known as hyphae appear.
- Large Mass (Mycelium)
The next stage in the fungal wood-decaying process happens when the hyphae germinate. When a large mass called mycelium forms on the wood, you know you’ve got a problem.
- Fruiting Body
The final stage of the wood-decaying process is when the problem is most likely to spread. New spores are circulated from the fruiting body through the air and the cycle begins again.
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Serious dry rot infestations can cause instability to wood structures and are difficult to remediate. Because of the lifecycle of the wood-decaying fungi, all spores and all decayed wood must be completely removed to eliminate the possibility of regrowth. The term “dry rot” is actually a misnomer—all fungi require water to reproduce. Therefore, identifying the source of moisture feeding the spores is also necessary to ensure total eradication. Spores can remain viable when dry and will continue their life cycle as soon as a water source is reintroduced.
As the fungal spores go airborne, they attract other wood-destroying insects such as termites, wood beetles, and carpenter ants. Reducing moisture in your floors, walls, attics, and crawlspaces can be highly effective in preventing the eventual destruction. Better yet, let All Natural Pest Elimination do a free inspection to determine if your wood structure is at risk.
Give us a call today for a FREE wood-decaying fungi inspection. Our dry rot removal professionals will evaluate your problem and come up with a plan for safe, effective, and permanent eradication.
Don’t wait for dry rot to become a full-blown problem. At All Natural Pest Elimination, we use safer and more effective products to get rid of wood-decaying fungi and ensure it doesn’t come back.
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