Powder post beetles are difficult to identify, and dangerous to your home’s structure. They bore into wood, meaning it can be difficult to notice an infestation.
Family Pest Solutions offers powder post beetle extermination to the greater Capital District. We can offer our pest control services to Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Clifton Park, NY.
THE LIFE CYCLE OF POWDER POST BEETLES
Powder post beetles lay their eggs into wood pores, letting the eggs hatch. The larvae from the eggs then use the wood as food and bore through the wood in an array of funnels.
After powder post beetles become adults, they leave the wood structure they have been infesting and continue on to repeat the reproductive cycle. It takes around 2 to 5 years for a powder post beetle to reach the point it flies away to start anew.
WHAT DO POWDER POST BEETLES LOOK LIKE?
Family Pest Solutions is glad to outline the appearance of powder post beetles, however, we recommend you always have a professional take a look to make sure you are correct. Powder post beetles are commonly improperly identified, leading to pest control problems later down the line.
If you would like a professional opinion, please call Family Pest Solutions now, or reach out to us through our website, to get a detailed inspection, reports, and recommendations.
Powder post beetles are flat, sporting a red-brown color, though sometimes they can also be black. They are small, less than ¼ of an inch in length.
DO I HAVE A POWDER POST BEETLE INFESTATION IN MY ALBANY HOME?
When it comes to identifying a possible infestation, here are some signs to look out for:
- Tiny holes in wood structures
- Sawdust coming from holes in wood – this is called “frass”
- You can hear the larvae feeding in the wood
- Holes in wood look fresh, and not the same as surrounding wood
We always recommend getting a professional opinion, so feel free to reach out, and we can help you out!
HOW CAN FAMILY PEST SOLUTIONS HELP?
Family Pest Solutions offers solutions to most pest problems, including powder post beetles. Give us a call, or use the contact form on our website, and we can help your properly identify a potential infestation, and help recommend what route to take when getting rid of the pests.