Powder Post Beetles attack wood normally less than 10 years old. They attack lumber and manufactured products. This is why your home or office may be at risk. Adults are active at night and are capable of flying. They are also attracted to light sources.
Any wood which is left to decay is ready for infestation. Finish on wood is a preventative for egg laying. They are known to attack the trees around your home or office including oak, ash, and hickory and tropical hardwoods.
Adult powderpost beetles are very active at night, enjoy flying and are attracted to the light.
Powderpost beetles often attack hardwoods, and can be found in hardwood floors, timbers and crates, antiques and other objects made of hardwood materials.
Some researchers believe that powderpost beetles are second only to termites in the United States in their destructiveness to wood and wood products.