Powderpost beetles are wood-boring beetles native to Wisconsin. They get their name from their ability to reduce wood to fine, powder-like dust. The reddish-brown beetle is about ¼ inch in length and has a flat, ovular body. They will lay their eggs in cracks of wood, and larvae will feed on the wood before emerging as adult beetles.

HOW TO GET RID OF POWDERPOST BEETLES?

  • 1. Beetle Problem

    Powderpost beetles are destructive when it comes to wood products. They primarily feed on unfinished hardwoods. The biggest indicator of powderpost beetles is their tiny shot holes in wood, along with fine powdery dust around the area. 

  • 2. Beetle Prevention

    One way to help prevent a powderpost beetle infestation is to stain, paint, or varnish wood products. However, the beetles can target other locations around your house. Our pest management specialists will treat exterior areas to eliminate your powderpost beetle problem. We can also apply inside spot treatments as needed.

  • 3. Beetle Control

    Powderpost beetles are an ongoing issue each year in Wisconsin. Occasionally checking exposed wood and continuous pest control will help protect your home year-round against these insects. AWC offers seasonal treatments to help protect your family, home, and business.

  • 4. Same-Day Service / No Contracts!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your pest problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can typically provide same-day or next-day service. We also do not require any contracts for our customers! You are free to cancel at any time!

Powderpost beetles are destructive when it comes to wood products. They primarily feed on unfinished hardwoods. The biggest indicator of powderpost beetles is their tiny shot holes in wood, along with fine powdery dust around the area. 

One way to help prevent a powderpost beetle infestation is to stain, paint, or varnish wood products. However, the beetles can target other locations around your house. Our pest management specialists will treat exterior areas to eliminate your powderpost beetle problem. We can also apply inside spot treatments as needed.

Powderpost beetles are an ongoing issue each year in Wisconsin. Occasionally checking exposed wood and continuous pest control will help protect your home year-round against these insects. AWC offers seasonal treatments to help protect your family, home, and business.

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your pest problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can typically provide same-day or next-day service. We also do not require any contracts for our customers! You are free to cancel at any time!

Have a Problem with Powderpost Beetles?

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Like other wood-destroying insects, powderpost beetles are attracted to unfinished woods for food, laying eggs, and protection from the elements. 

Yes! Just like termites and carpenter ants, powderpost beetles cause thousands of dollars in structural damage to houses. It is believed that these beetles are second to termites in damaging wood products.  

Did You Know - Pests

Did You Know?

Powderpost beetles prefer porous hardwoods, especially oak, mahogany, and maple.

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