How Damaging are Hardwood Flooring Beetles?
Hardwood flooring beetles, can turn a plank to powder. How damaging is this wood eating critter? Several times each year, nationally recognized and certified flooring inspectors The Weinheimer Group, receives calls regarding powderpost beetles. The home or building owner or flooring company has found or been made aware of small holes in a hardwood floor. The caller believes beetles are destroying their hardwood floor and their house. Often, they have called a pest control company and the overzealous sales representative has frightened them even more, telling them they have powderpost beetles in their hardwood floor and possibly in the house.
Powderpost beetles are the most common hardwood flooring beetle. This beetle can be confusing for homeowner, those in the flooring business and even pest control companies. In this article, we discuss three wood destroying hardwood flooring beetles, the Lyctid (Lyctidae), Bostrichid (Bostrichidae) and Anobiid (Anobiidae).[Read more…] about Hardwood Flooring Beetles