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 Sean Rock Exterminating Can Help: Control of the lyctic powderpost beetle takes persistence and experience. 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.
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