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Pest Identification: Bostrichid Powderpost Beetles in Tennessee

Many Tennessee homeowners are familiar with termites, but another wood-damaging pest is ready to invade your space: bostrichid powderpost beetles. These tiny, brown beetles can ruin the appearance and structural integrity of wood in your home—from gnawing on your furniture to weakening weight-supporting beams, there are many reasons you should prevent a powderpost beetle infestation.

Thankfully, U.S. Pest Protection has the effective pest control and prevention solutions you need to safeguard your home from powderpost beetles. Contact our experts to learn more about how we can stop powderpost beetles in their tracks.

How to Identify Bostrichid Powderpost Beetles

Due to their small size, it can be difficult to prevent a bostrichid powderpost beetle infestation without the help of professionals. Like many other powderpost beetle species, such as the lyctid powderpost beetle, bostrichid powderpost beetles are extremely small, barely measuring ⅛ to ¾ inches long.

Reddish-brown to black in appearance, these beetles are camouflaged by the wood they bore into and lay their eggs. While bostrichid powderpost beetles are difficult to differentiate from other species without a pest expert, there is one way to tell them apart: Unlike lyctid powderpost beetles, which are “true” powderpost beetles, bostrichid powderpost beetles do not leave piles of wood dust underneath their drilled holes.

If you find strange holes in your baseboards, wooden furniture, or other wood materials in your home, schedule a free powderpost beetle inspection with U.S. Pest Protection.

How to Prevent Bostrichid Powderpost Beetles in Tennessee

Bostrichid powderpost beetles typically lay their eggs in unfinished lumber and other wooden products. If not properly inspected and treated for powderpost beetles, cabinetry, wooden furniture, and flooring can bring these pests into your home where they’ll emerge and infest other wooden materials in your living space.

In addition to improperly inspected wooden products, second-hand furniture can carry powderpost beetles. Before you buy a thrifted armchair or sofa, be sure to check for the telltale holes drilled by powderpost beetles.

Choose Innovative Pest Solutions from U.S. Pest Protection

No matter how cautious you are about preventing powderpost beetles, it often takes pest experts to safeguard your home from an infestation. Trust in the dedicated professionals from U.S. Pest Protection. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of pest control technology and use a wide variety of monitors, traps, and treatments to protect your home.

In addition to our effective pest control methods, we also use preventative measures to ensure your home stays free of powderpost beetles. Whether you need monthly, bimonthly, or quarterly protection from powderpost beetles, we’ve got you covered.

Schedule Your Bostrichid Powderpost Beetle Inspection Today

If your Tennessee home is under attack from bostrichid powderpost beetles or any other wood damaging insects, U.S. Pest Protection can give you the peace of mind you deserve for the wellbeing of your home and family. Safeguard the appearance and structural integrity of your space and schedule a free inspection today!

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