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Powder Post Beetles

Say Goodbye to Powder Post Beetles with D & D Pest Control Co.

At D & D Pest Control Co., we understand how disturbing it can be to find your wooden structures weakened by the silent but destructive Powder Post Beetles. These tiny insects can cause significant damage to hardwoods in your home, including flooring, paneling, doors, furniture, and even the structural timbers. But fear not, as our expert team is here to provide comprehensive solutions to inspect and treat your home against these wood-boring pests.

Understanding Powder Post Beetles

Biology of Powder Post Beetles

Powder Post Beetles belong to a group of wood-boring beetles that reduce wood to a fine, flour-like powder, hence their name. These insects lay their eggs in cracks of wood, and the larvae burrow deep into the wood where they can remain for years, slowly eating away and weakening the structure. The adult beetles are small and reddish-brown to black in color, making them often hard to detect until the damage is done.

Signs of Infestation:

  • Fine, powdery sawdust around wood furniture or fixtures.
  • Small, round exit holes in wood surfaces.
  • Weak and damaged floorboards, joists, and other wooden structures.

Professional Inspection and Treatment


D & D Pest Control Co. provides a meticulous inspection service to determine the extent of the infestation and to identify the specific species of Powder Post Beetle. Identifying the species is crucial as it influences the choice of treatment method.

Powder Post Beetle Treatment Options

Surface Treatments: For active infestations, surface treatments can be applied to accessible timber. These may include:

  • Liquid insecticides: These are sprayed on the surface of the infested wood to kill beetles on contact.
  • Borate-based treatments: Borates are applied as a spray or brush-on treatment that penetrates the wood and eliminates the beetles.

Fumigation: In cases of severe infestation or when beetles are within inaccessible areas, fumigation may be necessary. This involves sealing the structure and introducing a gas that penetrates all areas of the wood to kill the beetles at all life stages.

Heat Treatment: Heat treatment is an environmentally friendly option that involves raising the temperature of the infested wood to levels that are lethal to the beetles.

How much does a Powder Post Beetle Treatment cost?

The cost of treatment varies depending on the extent of the infestation, the square footage or size of the area to be treated, and the method and chemicals chosen. Here’s a rough guide:

  • Inspection: Typically ranges from $90 to $300.
  • Surface Treatments: These can cost between $650 and $1200, depending on the chemicals used and the size of the area.
  • Fumigation: This is the most expensive treatment, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 or more, depending on the size of the property.
  • Heat Treatment: Costs are similar to fumigation and also depend on the property’s square footage size and infestation level.

At D & D Pest Control Co., we believe in transparent pricing and will provide a detailed quote after the initial inspection.

Why Choose D & D Pest Control Co.?

  • Expertise: Our technicians are trained in the latest techniques for the detection and eradication of Powder Post Beetles.
  • Customized Solutions: We tailor our treatment plans based on your specific situation.
  • Safety First: We use the safest possible treatments, ensuring the health of your family and pets.
  • Guaranteed Results: We stand by our services and offer follow-up visits as part of our treatment packages.

Protect Your Home Today!

Don’t let Powder Post Beetles undermine the integrity of your home. Contact D & D Pest Control Co. for an expert inspection and treatment. We’re here to ensure your home remains safe, sound, and free from pests.

Call us at (252)523-8255 or visit our website to schedule an appointment.

Our commitment to your peace of mind starts with a free consultation—reach out today to learn more about our services and how we can help you maintain a pest-free environment.