"Powder post beetles are the unforeseen wood damaging pests in South Carolina, that can turn wood into a fine powder. They may not be a danger to people directly, but they can do some major damage to a home. These beetles, in the larvae stage, can live in and eat wood for up to 4 year's while developing. They prefer the seasoned hardwoods, like in flooring, furniture, and wood used in the structure…"
"What are powder post beetles? They are slender, reddish brown to black insects. They have cream-colored C shape larvae. The powder post beetle can damage seasoned hardwood that can be found in flooring, furniture, as well as structural wood. Larvae can take up to four years to develop while they live in and eat wood. If you have an infestation of these beetles, you most likely will never see them…"
"If you haven’t heard of powder post beetles, you should get to know them now. Powder post beetles can cause expensive damages, infest quickly, and get out of hand before you can get the population under control. Learn how to identify this pest and learn about the damage powder post beetles cause."