The adults are harmless; the larvae do all the damage. Since the larvae are inside the wood when they eat, they're difficult to control. There are many different species of wood-destroying beetles. Powderpost beetles are very small, only 1/8 inch long as adults.
Besides, what can eat wood?
Carpenter ants do not eat wood but have the ability to create galleries or tunnels within it. The nest area is generally clean of debris like sawdust or dead insects. Termites eat wood, paper, and other cellulose containing material.
What are the animals that eat wood?
Examples of wood-eating animals
- Bark beetles.
- Panaque (catfish)
- Wood-boring beetles.
What is a wood mite?
Wood mites are tiny, harmless bugs that often live in old, damp wood. They usually don't bother humans, unless you are a snake owner or cigar aficionado. The process of getting rid of wood mites is similar to removing other mites and will not require professional assistance.