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Powder Post Beetles

Powder Post Beetles

They can create a serious risk to the structure of your home

At Bio Tech Pest Controls we offer long lasting, environmentally friendly solutions for wood borers in your home or business. Call us today for a free inspection. RI: 401-315-2400 CT: 860-445-BUGS

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Customer Question: Our basement ceiling has wooden beams with small holes inside. We get some small piles of sawdust from time to time. We have filled several of the holes up with filler. Should we fill all of the holes so that the insects cannot get out and will die? Could it be powder post beetles?

Answer from Bio Tech Pest Controls: You absolutely must get the wood inspected. It could be powder post beetles that are causing the dust to fall. Filling the holes just means they will make holes elsewhere. It will not kill them. A treatment with a borate solution will kill them and prevent a future infestation. Their damage is similar to termites, but not quite as fast. They can put your house structure at serious risk.

We offer FREE inspections in RI & CT. For more information about powder post beetles, contact Joy at:
Bio Tech Pest Controls
18 Granite Street
Westerly, RI 02891
401-315-2400 or 860-445-BUGS
bugs@biotechpestcontrols.com

Serving Newport County, South County, Washington County, RI & New London County, Southeastern, CT

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