It is not uncommon to find bugs in your home from time to time. This is especially true in the warmer months when insects are breeding and rapidly becoming active. These intruders are not only unwanted, but they can also cause damage. The wood of your home, especially doors and frames, can be susceptible to different pest damages. Most homeowners are familiar with termites or carpenter ants. However, there is another pest that can cause serious damage to your home: the elusive wood beetle.
Know What to Look For
There are several different types of wood beetles, but there are three main types for which you want to keep an eye out. These are the powderpost beetle, deathwatch beetle, and the false powderpost beetle. These beetles will feast on the wood inside of your home. These beetles start burrowing as soon as they hatch, creating tunnels and exit holes until they reach adulthood and are ready to leave.
The damage that wood beetles can cause is much more than just an eyesore. These different tunnels, especially with a large infestation, can affect the structural integrity of the wood. This could be manifested in weakened furniture or even structural support beams of your home becoming susceptible to breaking.
What Can You Do?
A lot of the wood beetle’s movement can occur beneath the surface. This can make it difficult to determine what kind of pest is affecting your home. It may be best to seek professional help to confirm what the pest is. This ensures that you will be able to use the correct prevention and treatment method. If you are experiencing an infestation of wood beetles, the professionals at A-One Exterminators can help. Contact us with any questions or concerns. We can identify your pest problem and provide the right treatment you need to prevent further issues.