false powderpost beetle exit hole

Wood boring beetles can be as destructive as termites to the wood structure of your home. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control inspectors are trained to identify these difficult to control beetles. When you find small, round holes in the surface of wood, suspect wood boring beetles. These holes are called exit holes because they are created by adult wood boring beetles exiting the wood after most of their damage has been done.

Compare the photos below. The first shows a pen tip in a wood boring beetle exit hole on a piece of plywood. The second photo shows the other side of the same piece of plywood and the hidden damage caused by wood boring beetles.

false powderpost beetle exit hole

False powderpost beetle exit hole in plywood.

wood boring beetle exit holes

Wood boring beetle damage opposite the exit hole. (False powderpost beetle damage.)

If you see signs of wood boring beetles or any other wood destroying pest, call Thrasher Termite & Pest Control for a consultation. Better yet, don’t wait until the damage becomes obvious to the untrained eye, order an inspection of your home every 5 years. It’s far less expensive and far easier to eliminate a new infestation of wood boring beetles or termites.


At Thrasher Termite and Pest Control, we make homes healthy through effective pest control, termite inspections, and termite control.  No gimmicks, no nonsense, and when we’re done, no pests. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We’re licensed, bonded and insured. Our family owned business has offices in Silicon Valley

[408-354-9944] and in San Diego [619-955-5121].

SERVICES: Termite Inspections, Termite Treatments, Termite Repairs, Pest Control and Eradication: control of Ants, Bed Bugs, Bees, Beetles, Cockroaches, Rats, Mice, Rodents, Flies, Mosquitoes, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Fleas, Ticks, Pantry Pests, Earwigs, Crickets, Flies, Scorpions, Spiders, and more.

Members of both the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is well recognized in the pest control industry. We are members in good standing of QualityPro, the mark of excellence in pest management. Janet Thrasher is a Santa Clara Valley District Director of PCOC and a member of the state insurance committee; Garrett Thrasher is San Diego District Chairman of PCOC.


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