WOOD DESTROYING INSECTS

Wood Destroying Insect Pest Control

Homes and businesses in the greater Philadelphia area are highly susceptible to damage from wood destroying insects. The most common of these pests include termites, carpenter bees, carpenter ants, power post beetles and bark beetles. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not know there is an infestation until there is significant damage to the precious wood structure of their property. The pest management technicians at 877-BUG-FREE are experts at identifying, exterminating and preventing wood destroying insects in residential and commercial properties. We serve the greater Philadelphia area, as well as the surrounding states of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Book a Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Online.

Control & Prevention Wood Destroying Pests

Look for the following signs of the presence of wood destroying pests on your property:
- Bore/Exit Holes in Wood
- Large swarms of pests
- Discarded termite wings near doors & windowsills
- Sawdust shavings/fragments of insulation
- Excess moisture/rotting wood

A professional wood destroying insect control company must be brought in to properly identify the type of pest, the areas of infestation and the severity of the damage. While our technicians utilize the proper techniques to exterminate and remove these types of pests, the best means of protection is an annual inspection. 877-BUG-FREE offers Exclusive Home Plans for both freestanding and connected homes, all of which include an annual termite inspection and warranty.

If you suspect the presence of wood destroying pests on your commercial or residential property, do not hesitate! Book an Emergency Pest Inspection today. Use our Online Schedule Service application to easily make an appointment with one of our expert exterminators. Simply answer a few questions about your property & pest problem, select from the available date/times & hit Submit. You’ll receive an email confirming your scheduled pest control appointment.

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TERMITES

Often referred to as “silent destroyers,” damage from termites can go undetected for months or years! An annual termite inspection is the only way to spot an infestation before it leads to devastating damage.

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Carpenter bee Xylocopa pubescens on a white background

CARPENTER BEES

While they resemble bumblebees in size and appearance, carpenter bees are very different. They use their teeth to drill holes into wood (trees, siding, roofing) to build nests & lay their eggs.

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Camponotus; herculeanus; Black carpenter ant

CARPENTER ANTS

These wood destroying insects create smooth tunnels into wood to build nests. They prefer wood softened by fungus/moisture. Colonies of carpenter ants can contain up to 20,000 workers!

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Horned powder-post beetle, Sinoxylon anale (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae). Male. Dorsal view. Isolated on a white background

POWDER POST BEETLES

The name refers to several species of wood-boring beetles that infest homes and cause structural damage to homes and commercial buildings. They are known to reduce wood to a flour-like powder!

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