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Powder Post Beetle Damage

    Don’t Let Tiny Wood Destroyers Eat Away Your Big Investment: Protect Your Property from Powderpost Beetles with Town & Country Pest Solutions

    Small invaders, big problems. Powderpost beetles are tiny terrors, silently boring through the wood in your home, causing unseen damage that can cost you dearly. Don’t let these silent excavators compromise the value and safety of your property.

    Why are Powderpost Beetles Attracted to Your Home?

    1. Favorite Foods: These wood-loving insects feast on hardwoods like oak, maple, and walnut, often found in furniture, flooring, and old structural beams.
    2. Age & Moisture: Older homes with untreated wood and higher moisture levels are especially attractive to powderpost beetles. Wood moisture content should be 14% and below.
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    Tiny Holes

    Look for small, round exit holes about 1/16 inch in diameter, often accompanied by sawdust-like frass. These are their exit holes.

    Identifying If They Are Active

    Clean up any old sawdust frass and place cardboard, black garbage bags, or something clean to see if any new frass falls onto the area below. If so, you still have an issue.

    Weak & Crumbling Wood

    Damaged wood may sound hollow or crumble when touched, indicating extensive tunneling.

    Unexplained Sounds

    Listen for ticking or clicking sounds, which may be the beetles chewing through your walls


    Structural Damage

    Compromised beams and supports can lead to costly repairs and even structural failure.

    Decreased Property Value

    Potential buyers may be wary of a home known to have had a beetle infestation.

    Health Risks

    Dust from infested wood can trigger allergies and respiratory issues.


    Licensed & Certified Professionals

    We’re NYS DEC-licensed and NPMA-certified, adhering to the highest industry standards for safe and effective pest control.

    Full Assessment & Custom Plans

    We conduct thorough inspections to pinpoint the extent of the infestation and develop a personalized treatment plan.

    Targeted & Effective Treatments

    We utilize proven methods to eliminate the beetles at all stages. We use tested name-brand and industry-leading treatments in every situation This is not the time or place to utilize cheap or aftermarket products where years of testing and manufacturers won’t stand behind their products.

    Annual Renewals & Fresh Applications

    We offer annual renewal extensions, including full assessments and applications as needed, ensuring long-lasting protection against future infestations. Unless you are able to fully control the indoor humidity and the moisture content inside the wood, there is always a high probability that these bugs can take hold again in the future. This is why having T&C maintain it yearly backs up your initial investment and protects the integrity of the structure and value of your home.

    Peace of Mind Warranty

    We’re dedicated to your satisfaction and provide ongoing support to ensure your home remains beetle-free.


    Everything Package and Program Offerings

    The Everything Package
    Starting at
    $549/ mo.
    12 Months of Complete Pest Control Coverage
    Our most popular program:Taking the sting out of summer for over 30 years!

    Initial consultation service Two seasonal prevention barriers applied per year Full coverage for 45+ pests most common to homes Send us photos/video for unlimited pest identification.

    • Free wildlife inspection ($149 value)
    • Annual Renewals
    • Discounts on all other services offered
    • Honest & effective pest control services
    The Stinging Insect Program
    Program Available Separately
    Starting at
    $299/ mo.

    Our most popular program:Taking the sting out of summer for over 30 years!

    Exterior Prevention Barrier Treatments of any active nests throughout the season Ground nests covered anywhere on property Nest "Break-in" emergency calls

      Wasps and Bees Included

    • Yellow Jackets
    • Bald Faced Hornets
    • Paper Wasps
    • European Hornets
    • Grass Carrying Wasps
    • Carpenter Bees
    • Bumble Bees
    • Mason Bees
    • Mud Dauber Wasp
    The Ant Program
    Program Available Separately
    Starting at
    $349/ mo.

    Designed to provide full coverage, service and prevention for any type of ant issue you may have

    Initial Treatment for problem species Spring and Fall exterior prevention barriers Unlimited Service calls Interior and Exterior coverage (within 100 feet of home)

      Ants Included
      (But not limited to)

    • Carpenter Ants
    • Field Ants
    • Citronella Ants
    • Thief Ants
    • Pavement Ants
    • Odorous House Ants
    • Acrobat Ants
    • Ghost Ants
    Occasional Intruders
    Starting at
    $199/ mo.
    Single services available for each pest

    With the Everything Package, our seasonal barrier applications are expanded to include prevention against all pests listed below!

    • Spiders
    • Clover Mites
    • Earwigs
    • Centipedes
    • Field Roaches
    • Click Beetles
    • Potato Bugs
    • Oil Beetles
    • Stink Bugs
    • Lady Beetles (Asian)
    • Box Elder Bugs
    • Millipedes
    • Crickets
    • Silverfish
    • Firebrats
    • Conifer bugs
    Household and Pantry Pest
    Starting at
    $199/ mo.
    Single services available for each pest

    Single services available for each pest The Everything Package additionally includes any services to identify and eradicate these propertydamaging,food and household pests.

    • Carpet Beetles
    • Indian Meal Moths
    • Grain/Flour Beetles
    • Larder Beetles
    • Cigarette Beetles
    The Rodent Program
    Starting at
    $499/ mo.
    Ongoing mouse and rat protection for your home



    At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone to great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter. Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you “identify your pest.”All our images and video are copyright and are property of Town & Country Pest Solutions. Do not duplicate without written permission. Email our on-staff photographer, Ryan, if you would like permission to use or purchase any of our media.

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    To learn more, please watch all our video content regarding Powderpost Beetles. Contact Town and Country Pest Solutions today for a professional assessment and quote.

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