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Tag: Powderpost Beetles

Beetles: How to analyze anobiid and lyctine infestations

March 23, 2018 By
Anobiids and lyctines are commonly found in flooring, furniture and structural wood. Read more»
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Techniques to manage lyctine true powderpost beetles

August 2, 2017 By
Author’s Note: Information is taken from Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations, available online at the PMP Bookstore. Lyctine true powderpost beetles (previously known as “lyctids” before being demoted to subfamily status in the family Bostrichidae) are a group... Read more»
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Q&A: Drain flies, powderpost beetles, honey bees and gnats

November 23, 2016 By
Q: In a hospital sterile area, a janitorial closet has a drain fly problem. A vent stack for the drain system opens about 4 ft. above the floor. The elbow (trap) is dry. I shouldn’t use any pesticides in this... Read more»
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Carpenter ants often hollow out wood for nesting.

Ask the Expert: Carpenter Ants, Powderpost Beetles, Bees and Swarming Ants

August 30, 2014 By
Q: A customer has a carpenter ant problem in her kitchen. It’s early spring, so they’re not coming from outside. The customer has allergies and doesn’t want any sprays, so I’m planning to use baits. What baits will work best?... Read more»
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Tips and Tricks: Are Termites the Problem? Location Makes a Difference

August 23, 2014 By
When we talk about wood-destroying insects and organisms (WDI/WDO), we tend to think only of subterranean termites — although this might depend on your location: The Northeast tends to focus on carpenter ants. But don’t forget to inspect for powderpost... Read more»

Ask the Expert: Ticks, Powderpost Beetles & Bed Bug Detection Dogs

August 1, 2012 By
Q: I service a school with a tick problem. There is a 30×30-foot area covered in mulch with playground equipment. It is surrounded with a chain-link fence. Three sides have brushy vegetation, and the fourth side is paved. I’ve treated... Read more»
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