Anobiid Powderpost Beetles

What do anobiid powder post beetles look like?

anobiid powderpost beetle in a suffolk county home

Adult anobiid powder post 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.

Anobiid powder post beetle behaviors

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. 

Are anobiid powder post beetles dangerous?

Not a threat to the health of people, anobiid powder post beetles will damage wood and can create extensive problems for homeowners.

Can Suburban help with a anobiid powder post beetle problem?

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.

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.

Anobiid powder post beetle prevention tips

  • 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.
  • Control moisture in crawl spaces.
 

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