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Wood Boring Beetles

Wood Boring Beetles

There are many types of boring beetles but the ones that are of most concern are powder post beetles. They are called powder post due to the larva the produces a fine powder like Fras. Their life cycle can range up to a year and the sign of an infestation is tiny exit holes.

What are the control methods for boring beetles? In a major infestation where there is beetle activity in many areas or inaccessible areas a fumigation is required. The alternative to fumigation is a full structure Thermal eradication treatment.

In cases of smaller or more localized infestations a topical application of borates can be effective in controlling beetles. A localized Thermal eradication can also be done to areas that are inaccessible for a topical treatment.