Lyctid Powderpost Beetles are small with prominent spurs on their fourth leg. The babies are also a distinct “C” shape.
Size: 1/32 to 1/4 of an inch
Color: Red brown or black
Activity/Behavior: Lyctid powderpost beetles infest hardwood. However, they can’t penetrate polish, wax, varnish, or paint. Adults are most active at night. They are also attracted to light.
Where They Live: Beetles can be found in all types of wood, including oak, hickory, ash, mahogany, and bamboo. They can also re-infest the same piece of wood until it’s reduced to powder.
Tips for Control: Because this is a wood infesting beetle, the treatment is complex and involves fumigation and chemicals. Treatment should be discussed with a professional.
How Suburban Exterminating Can Help: Control of the lyctic powderpost beetle takes persistence and experience. An infestation sometimes can be controlled using over-the-counter products, but beetles are very resilient. Oftentimes it’s necessary to fumigate the home. A trained pest control professional can help you to get rid of beetles the most efficient way.
Suburban Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health and safety. We use only products which are registered with the EPA. Our technicians are registered and licensed with NY State. Our technicians participate in a continuing education program.
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