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Powderpost Beetles


Powderpost beetles often attack hardwoods, and can be found in hardwood floors, timbers and crates, antiques and other objects made of hardwood materials.


Adult powderpost beetles are very active at night, enjoy flying and are attracted to the light.

  • Size: 1/8" - 1/4"
  • Color: Reddish brown to black
  • Legs: 6
  • Shape: Narrow Oval
  • Antennae: True

Control / Prevention

Powderpost beetles can be prevented through vigilant inspection of wood sources in the home.


Some researchers believe that powderpost beetles are second only to termites in the United States in their destructiveness to wood and wood products.

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