Winchester Pest Control
Winchester Pest Control

Winchester Pest Control

 Integrated Pest Management

 Telephone - 781-729-1893

Old House Borers
 Old house borers attack primarily softwood such as pine, and contrary to their name they regularly attack wood 10 years old or less, although they can and do infest much older wood as well. The adults are 5/8" to 1" in length and brownish-black to black in color. The life cycle and damage to wood can be similar to powderpost beetles but including that their exit holes are larger ranging from 1/4" to 3/8", elongated or oval and the powdery frass produced contains small pellets. Old house borers are known as wood re-infesting beetles.