powderppostbeetle
  • Worldwide in distribution
  • Adults bore small holes (1/16’’-1/32’’) into wood and lay 15-50 eggs in each hole.
  • Finish on wood prevents egg laying
  • Adults mainly active at night and can readily fly.
  • Larvae bore further into wood to complete developmental stages and then emerge producing fine sawdust from the holes. This allows the technician to tell which holes are active versus non-active.
  • Developmental periods in the wood require at least 8%-32% wood moisture content.
  • Egg-adult usually takes anywhere from 9-12 months.