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Lyctid Powderpost Beetle

Lyctid Powderpost Beetle


Lyctid Powderpost Beetle


Lyctid powderpost beetles are small red-brown beetles with thin cylindrical bodies. South Florida provides the perfect, humid climate for lyctid powderpost beetles to flourish and grow. Like Anobiid and Bostrichid powderpost beetles, they have a fondness for wood. They emerge from holes the size of a pinhead and can be difficult to spot. 

These beetles exclusively attack hardwood and can create a lot of damage in a home. They prefer wood with a high starch content such as oak, walnut, or ash. They are commonly found in hardwood flooring, furniture, or paneling. Just like Bostrichid and Anobiid beetles, their larvae are born and burrow into wood, creating even worse damage. 

Fumigation and heat treatments are the best choice for exterminating these pests. This is a task best left to a South Florida pest control professional.

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