Protect Your Home from Structural Damage
Most people think of termites when they think of insects that can cause structural damage to their homes. While termites do pose a threat to your home’s structural integrity, powder post beetles are another insect that can do serious damage to your home. Don’t let powder post beetles take over! Call the experts at Elite Termite & Pest Control today to tackle your powder post beetle infestation. We have proudly provided comprehensive powder post beetle extermination and control services in Quincy for over 25 years. We are also pleased to be able to bring our services to neighboring counties, including Adams County, Adair County, and more.
Powder post beetles are insects with a long, slender body that is reddish-brown or black in color. While these beetles are rather small – up to a quarter of an inch in length – the destruction that they can cause is not. Their larvae feed on wood in your home, unlike termites, where it is adults that eat the wood.
Prevention is key. Here are a few ways you can protect your home from powder post beetles:
- Seal any cracks you might find in the foundation or walls of your home
- Ensure your windows and doors are sealed properly
- If you are bringing any kind of wood into your home, such as building materials, ensure that these pieces have been properly stored
- Keep your home on the dry side with dehumidifiers to limit the moisture levels in the air or the wood of your home
- Paint any exposed wood to deter the larvae
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – and that goes for pest prevention as well as healthcare. If you can take preventative measures to protect your home from powder post beetles and other pests, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and money in the long run. However, if you are already experiencing a powder post beetle infestation, don’t despair! Elite Termite & Pest Control is here to help.
First, one of our highly trained technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your home so that we can find the location of the infestation as well as determine the extent of the problem. Once we understand the scope of your infestation, we will make recommendations as to your pest control options. We offer solutions that are both effective against powder post beetles and safe to be used in your home. A pest-free home is just a phone call away!
Effective Pest Solutions from Elite Termite & Pest Control
With 25 years of experience under our belt, Elite Termite & Pest Control proudly offers the highest quality powder post beetle control services in Quincy. We boast a team of technicians who are both licensed and highly trained in effective pest control, so you know that your home is in good hands.
“Darren from Elite came out immediately and was very knowledgeable and explained everything he was looking at. Would highly recommend - a great local company with good prices and knowledgeable staff.”Peggy P.
“Very professional and prompt service! Great people for all your pest problems!”Terri O.
“I had a termite infestation in my home and called Elite Termite and Pest Control. They were very professional and did a wonderful job.”Ju B.
“From start to finish they were professional, friendly, and affordable.”Nolan C.
“Had noticed I had ants and called and received very courteous customer service. Response time for the technician was within a very reasonable time. And I am very pleased to say that my ant issue is no longer an issue.”Sylvia W.
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