Powderpost Beetles

Powderpost Beetles: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Powderpost beetles are mainly identified by the damage they cause such as small holes in wood or powdery shavings/frass under infested posts
  • Adults are generally brown or black and vary from 3/32 to ¬ľ inches long

Active Season

  • Adults do very little damage; the larva actually does the feeding on the wood
  • Most of their life is spent in wood and they emerge only as an adult to mate

Interesting Facts

  • A Powderpost beetles average life cycle is only 1 year
  • They are active year-round

Cause for Concern

  • They can damage the integrity of wooden structures including furniture as well as infest most wooden items

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Powderpost Beetle treatments are both interior and exterior. We will treat the damaged areas, so please be sure that any areas of concern are accessible. People and pets will need to remain out of the house for 1 hour. Major areas of damage may need to be corrected by a contractor

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

Contact Us Immediately

If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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