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Powder Post Beetle Damage

    Powder Post Beetles

    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.

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    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.

    Spot the Signs Before it's Too Late:

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Weak & Crumbling Wood: Damaged wood may sound hollow or crumble when touched, indicating extensive tunneling.
    4. Unexplained Sounds: Listen for ticking or clicking sounds, which may be the beetles chewing through your walls.

    Neglecting Powderpost Beetle Infestations Can Lead to:

    1. Structural Damage: Compromised beams and supports can lead to costly repairs and even structural failure.
    2. Decreased Property Value: Potential buyers may be wary of a home known to have had a beetle infestation.
    3. Health Risks: Dust from infested wood can trigger allergies and respiratory issues.

    Why Choose Town & Country Pest Solutions?

    1. Licensed & Certified Professionals: We’re NYS DEC-licensed and NPMA-certified, adhering to the highest industry standards for safe and effective pest control.
    2. Full Assessment & Custom Plans: We conduct thorough inspections to pinpoint the extent of the infestation and develop a personalized treatment plan.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Peace of Mind Warranty: We’re dedicated to your satisfaction and provide ongoing support to ensure your home remains beetle-free.

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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. (585) 426-5024


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