Hufford's Pest Control, LLC
Other Wood Destroying Insects
Carpenter Ants, Powder Post Beetles, Wood Bores, Etc.
Of all the ant species, carpenter ants are one of the most problematic. They can cause serious property damage to homes and other buildings. Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate wood in order to build their nests, resulting in smooth tunnels inside the wood. Much like termites and other wood destroying insects, this excavation can compromise the structural soundness of the wood over time.
Keep a close eye on your property for signs of carpenter ants or any of these wood destroying ants!
If you suspect you have a carpenter ant infestation, call us right away!
The sooner it is treated, the less serious the damage is likely to be.
Adult powderpost beetles are very active at night, enjoy flying and are attracted to the light. Powderpost beetles often attack hardwoods, and can be found in hardwood floors, timbers and crates, antiques and other objects made of hardwood materials. Some researchers believe that powderpost beetles are second only to termites in the United States in their destructiveness to wood and wood products.
Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house.
Sometimes carpenter ants use these branches to get into your home.
Wood-boring beetles which attack harvested wood in structures can damage almost any wood product. These may include wooden pallets, crates, or shipping carts; firewood; and household wooden items such as picture frames, broom handles, bamboo and bamboo products, wicker baskets and furniture, carved wooden art objects, wooden artifacts, decorative driftwood, wooden furniture, and wood paneling. The adults of some species also bore into soft metals, plaster, and plastic.