Powderpost Beetles

Powderpost Beetles are classified as a kind of wood-infesting beetle. They lay their eggs in cracks of wood or lumber where the larvae tunnel through. Powderpost Beetles are mostly active at night. A key sign if you have Powderpost Beetles would be fine wood dust (frass) has accumulated on the wood or if there are visible holes throughout the wood surface. Unfortunately these pests not only attacked to lumber, they are prone to damage older wooden furniture or antiques.


Coloring is reddish brown to black. Powderpost Beetles have long, narrow, flat bodies that allow them to burrow into wood easily. They are typically 3/4 inch long.


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