Powder Post Beetles

(Lyctidae, Bostrichidae, Anobidae)

Inspecting for Powder Post Beetle Infestation

Yearly inspection are recommended to determine the condition of wood and to locate any evidence of wood destroying Powder Post beetles.

To be certain that a infestation is or is not active, the inspector should find fresh frass, which is the color of newly sawed lumber, or live adult beetles in the wood.

Controlling Powder Post Beetle and other Wood Boring Beetle infestation

The best recommendation is make every effort possible to reduce moisture content of the wood in the crawlspace to below 20%. Installing moisture barriers, and increasing ventilation or De-humidification is key to reducing moisture content in wood.

Chemical Powder Post Beetle Treatment

D & D Pest Control uses timbor to treat for Powder Post Beetles.

Tim-bor Professional has a long history of effectiveness and is an efficient, fast and economical way to treat a structure for target pests. Put Tim-bor Professional in your building specs to add protection from wood destroying organisms, moisture and mildew. Builders also appreciate Tim-bor Professional because it can be applied quickly with little or no interference with the building process or crews.

Tim-bor Professional can be used as a wood preservative, fungicide and insecticide on its own or in conjunction with other treatments as a supplement. Because of its application flexibility as a dust or liquid, PMPs can address many treatment niches with this single product – Tim-bor Professional can be applied as a dust, spray, foam or mist onto wood and cellulose materials or inside wall voids, cracks and crevices.

How Timbor works

Tim-bor Professional’s active ingredient is Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT), a natural borate mineral salt and micro nutrient. It is manufactured for use in the form of a water-soluble borate powder. Once it’s applied in a liquid form by foaming, misting or spraying onto wood or other cellulosic materials, the borate active ingredient creates a protective envelope and remains for years of protection. Often Tim-bor Professional is dusted into places like wall voids where pests like to hide as an additional protection. When the dust gets on the insects, they clean themselves and consume the boron during the cleaning process.