Powderpost Beetle

Our remedy for powderpost beetle control

First, contact us. Thorough inspection of wood sources in your home is key to preventing powderpost beetles. Look for tiny holes in the surface of the wood. At the earliest signs of damage, call a pest management professional, who can determine which control measures are necessary. Powderpost beetles are not a DIY pest.

Get your wooden antiques and furniture fumigated at our convenient O’Hare location if you suspect a powderpost beetle infestation.

How to Identify a Powderpost Beetle

Appearance

Reddish brown, with long, narrow, flat bodies; 1/8 to 1/4″.

Habitat

Powderpost beetles live in hardwood floors, timbers, crates, antique furniture and other objects made from hardwoods. They lay their eggs in cracks in the wood and the larvae tunnel up to the surface, filling the pinhole tunnels with a very fine powder-like dust. Powderpost beetles are considered by some experts to be second to termites in the United States in their destructiveness to wood and wood products.

Diet

Hardwoods found in floors, timbers, furniture and other objects.

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