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Powderpost Beetle Identification Guide

What are powderpost beetles?

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Powderpost beetles are wood-boring beetles. Adults have long, narrow, flat bodies, allowing these insects to move into pieces of wood through its pores and any other small cracks or openings they discover.

Adult females lay their eggs inside wood, preferring bare untreated pieces of wood. After the larvae (white c-shaped grubs) hatch, they tunnel through and feed on the wood to meet their nutritional needs. Once fully developed into adult powderpost beetles, they create tiny round exit holes and emerge from the piece of wood, a process that can take anywhere from one to five years!

Are powderpost beetles dangerous?

The powderpost beetle may not be an insect recognizable to most homeowners, but they are second only to the termite in the amount of damage they can cause to dry, seasoned wood. Like termites and most other wood-destroying pests, powderpost beetles are not a direct threat to people. However, the damage they cause to wooden structures can become extensive and costly to repair. A powderpost beetle infestation should never be ignored!

Why do I have a powderpost beetle problem?

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How do I get rid of powderpost beetles?

Professional help is the best way to get rid of powderpost beetles in your Worcester, MA, and surrounding area home. If you need help ridding your house of destructive powderpost beetles, reach out to Encon. Our business is to help people, and we take this commitment seriously. Our professionals work with our customers to ensure their homes become and stay free of unwanted pests. At Encon, we offer treatments that specifically address the unique problems of a powderpost beetle infestation. We know how destructive these insects can be and want to provide you with effective treatments to eliminate them!

To learn the specifics of our powderpost beetle treatment options, please give Encon a call today!

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