WOOD BORING BEETLES

Identification

  • Size: 1 to 75mm

    Colour: Varies; brown, black, reddish brown

    Commonly found: In floors, unopened packages of food, grain; pharmaceuticals

FAQ

  • 1.

    How do wood boring beetles impact my property?

    • Certain types of wood-boring beetles can cause structural damage (i.e. hardwood floors, furniture, etc).

    • Infestation is highly susceptible since most beetles can lay upwards of hundreds of eggs in short time period.

    • Their occupancy in certain regions of the home can pose a nuisance to residents. 

  • 2.

    How can I prevent these beetles from invading?

    • Block all small entrances and make sure all doors and windows fit tightly.

    • Perform regular housekeeping procedures.

    • Old lumbar, dead branches, limbs of trees should be disposed

    • Routinely inspect your premises.

    • Consider replacement of damaged wood.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

Common Types of Wood Boring Beetles

 FURNITURE BEETLE 

Size: 1-8mm

Colour: Dark brown to blackish brown

Damage: Exit holes are usually 1.5-3mm

General Info: This type is common in Ontario. As wood-boring beetles, they can cause serious damage to buildings, furniture and wooden articles. The larvae are able to digest cellulose and feed primarily on sapwood. In old homes, they are often found in joist and support timbers.

Risks: Structural damage.

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