Wood Boring Beetles

Wood Boring Beetles Control In Tacoma WA

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Deathwatch Beetle

Also known as Anobiid Beetles, these wood destroying insect adults are about 1/8 to ¼ inches long and range in color from brown to reddish. Deathwatch Beetles lay their eggs in the cracks or pores of the wood and only emerge in the adult stage causing random size shotgun holes in the wake. Found in places with about 15% moisture, such as sub areas of basement of homes, hollowing out pier post, stubs and joists of the structure. These beetles can cause huge concern in the structure integrity if not controlled.

Powder Post Beetle

Powder post beetles (unlike like the deathwatch beetle) feed and lay their eggs on unfinished hardwoods. The larvae is likely to stay in the wood for up to 10 months only to emerge as adults causing uniform shotgun holes and a gritty, powder like material called “frass”(hence their given name) that falls out of the emergence holes. Adult Powder posts are only about 1/8 to 3/8 inches long and vary from red to black in color.

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