Anobiid Powderpost Beetles

Quick Facts

Risk Factors

  • Family
  • Home
  • Pet


  • season Summer
  • season Spring



0.06 - 0.25 inch

Inch Long


Oval, Long

What do Anobiid Powderpost Beetles look like?

Adult anobiid powderpost beetles have long, oval bodies and range in color from red-brown to dark brown. They grow up to 3/8 of an inch. Larval are light-colored and resemble grubs.

What are the signs of Anobiid Powderpost Beetles?

Anobiid powder post beetles attack both hard and soft wood but prefer damp wood. They create numerous small holes in flooring, paneling, and furniture among other wood products and materials. Evidence of an infestation may include a fine, powder-like sawdust where these pests have been creating holes.

What Damage do Anobiid Powderpost Beetles cause?

They will damage wood, beams, joists, and structural components and can create extensive problems for homeowners. Evidence of an infestation may include fine, powder-like sawdust where these pests have been creating. the prefer moist wood

How do you prevent Anobiid Powderpost Beetles?

Here are tips to prevent Anobiid Powderpost Beetles from entering your home:

  • Keep furniture out of buildings like barns and sheds as they are often infested with beetles.
  • Do not use lumber that already has beetle holes.
  • Protect bare wood by painting, varnishing or sealing it.
  • Control moisture in crawl spaces with humidifiers and proper rainwater drainage.

How do I get rid of Anobiid Powderpost Beetles?

Control of these beetles 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.

Can Anobiid Powderpost Beetles hurt me?

Anobiid Powderpost Beetles are not a threat to the health of people.

What to Expect when Suburban Exterminating Arrives

Suburban Exterminating follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure your health. 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.