In the subcontinent there are two major kinds of wood eating insects, namely termites and woodborer. Termites live in large underground colonies and rarely attack moveable furniture pieces. Woodborers are more solitary and can affect new or old furniture at anytime.
At Shirazi’s, your piece undergoes thorough restoration procedure, during which the presence of woodborer generally becomes apparent. In these rare instances, the damaged wood is replaced and the borer killed by burning affected piece of wood.
“Fumigation” involves using noxious chemicals that are bad for both people and the environment. These are painted on the piece and remain in the piece for years to come.