Powderpost Beetle

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Powderpost Beetle mainly pierce wood, grains and stored beans, reducing them to dust.

This insect is mostly found in furniture and starts its life inside an egg, which is placed on the surface of the wood. These surfaces have cracks and the egg settles in the cracks until hatching. And there they remain, causing damage.

At this stage, the larva moves close to the surface and builds a chamber that transforms into a chrysalis. Between May and August, adults emerge from their pupal lining and chew their way, leaving behind a trail of “woodworm holes”. While cutting their way to the outside, they do not feed. When they emerge, they mate and lay eggs, often inside old emergency holes, in chambers and tunnels, that is, well below the surface of the wood. Both mating and egg-laying can take place even within the emergency holes themselves.

The damage caused by the woodworm can be quite harmful.

 

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FAQ

What is a pest?

A pest is defined as an outbreak of a species that becomes harmful to humans or that disturbs ecosystems, interfering with the balance of a habitat. Pests cause various epidemic diseases to humans and even animals. A pest is usually associated with a high number of a particular species that leads to ecological imbalances and can be composed of insects, mites, birds, among others.

How can I know if I have an infestation at home?

There is often a pest in your home, without it being easily detectable. Many species hide or protect themselves when they sense the human presence, manifesting when we are not there. For this reason, you must pay attention to signs such as feces, marks, food or noisy objects for example. These are small signs that can mean you are in the presence of a pest, even if it is not visible.

Why should I ask for professional help to eliminate my pest?

Truly Nolen advises you to ask for professional help to ensure that your pest is eliminated. The combination of experience with extensive research and development results in the best protocols prepared to solve any pest problems. The continuous training of our technicians ensures correct execution, guaranteeing the effectiveness of the service, which results in the total elimination of your pest. If you try to do it in an amateur way, you run the risk of not only not eliminating the pest but also making the situation worse.

Does pest control change with the season?

Yes. Truly Nolen and its research and development team have created a proactive program aimed at identifying and addressing the changes in the behavior of each pest from season to season. For example, in summer insects multiply more than in winter, which requires an adaptation in the pest control service. Products and equipment can be changed, as well as the methods used.

Why is it so important to have year-round pest control monitoring?

A very common mistake when talking about pests is to believe that the warmer seasons are the only times of the year when they pose a threat. This is not true, many pest species pose a year-round threat. What does exist is a change in behavior from one season to another, which does not mean that protective measures are less necessary. It is important to have pest control during the four seasons of the year so that your safety is always assured.

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