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Powder Post Beetles

Power Post Beetle Treatment

D & D Pest Control Co. uses a Timbor or Boracare borate penetrating surface treatments to treat for Powder Post Beetles or wood bores in crawlspaces and attics. The surface crawlspace sub-flooring treatment takes care of newly hatched larvae that are close to the surface of the wood. In addition, the borate chemical will penetrate deeper into the wood and gets the more mature larvae boring in the wood.

Tim-bor Professional has a long history of effectiveness and is an efficient, fast and economical way to treat a structure for target pests. Put Tim-bor Professional in your building specs to add protection from wood destroying organisms, moisture and mildew. Builders also appreciate Tim-bor Professional because it can be applied quickly with little or no interference with the building process or crews.

Tim-bor Professional can be used as a wood preservative, fungicide and insecticide on its own or in conjunction with other treatments as a supplement. Because of its application flexibility as a dust or liquid, PMP’s can address many treatment niches with this single product – Tim-bor Professional can be applied as a dust, spray, foam or mist onto wood and cellulose materials or inside wall voids, cracks and crevices.

How it works borates kill Powder Post Beetles

Tim-bor Professional’s active ingredient is Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT), a natural borate mineral salt and micro-nutrient. It is manufactured for use in the form of a water-soluble borate powder. Once it’s applied in a liquid form by foaming, misting or spraying onto wood or other cellulosic materials, the borate active ingredient creates a protective envelope and remains for years of protection. Often Tim-bor Professional is dusted into places like wall voids where pests like to hide as an additional protection. When the dust gets on the insects, they clean themselves and consume the boron during the cleaning process.

Types of Power Post Beetles

(Lyctidae, Bostrichidae, Anobidae Beetles)

Inspecting for Powder Post Beetles & Wood Bores

Powder Post Beetles | Wood Bores
Wood boring insects

Yearly inspection are recommend to determine the condition of wood and to locate any evidence of wood destroying beetles.

To be certain that a infestation is or is not active, the inspector should find fresh frass, which is the color of newly sawed lumber, or live adult beetles in the wood. the peak time to watch for emerging beetles and fresh frass occurs in May through August.

Keeping Control of Wood Boring Beetles

The best recommendation is make every effort possible to reduce moisture content of the wood to be protected to be lower the 20%. Moisture Barriers, Gutters, Stop water intrusion, repair plumbing leaks and stop HVAC condensation.

Call (252)752-9141 for a FREE Powder Post Beetle quote!