False Powder Post Beetles

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False Powder Post Beetle Facts

  • False powder post beetle adults range from 1⁄8 to 1⁄4 inch in size.
  • Sawdust piles left behind by false powder post beetles are known as “frass.”
  • Adult female false powder post beetles dig tunnels in wood to lay their eggs.

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Powder post beetles make up a group of over thirty-five wood boring beetle species known to infest homes in the United States. Wood boring beetles, after termites, cause the most wood damage in homes, depending on various factors including the hardness and type of wood, the timber’s moisture content and all environmental conditions affecting infested homes.


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