561-488-1759
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8574 Dynasty Dr.
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Alfa J. Services can help you with your tiki hut pest control needs. We are a Family Owned Business, which allows us to give discounted prices that will fit your needs and budget. We accomplish this while at the same time offering high quality service. Jerry has more than 30 years of experience in pest control services. The knowledge He has acquired has allowed Him to train his staff; to identify, and treat effectively the issues that can arise when owning a tiki hut. That is why it is very important that as soon as you have your tiki hut built, you call us to treat it. This will protect your investment, and prevent it from wood-destroying organisms, most accurately; Powder Post Beetles

There is no doubt that you will receive expert service with Alfa J. Services Termite & PestControl.

Call us today to schedule your inspection at 561-488-1759.

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What are Powder Post Beetles?

The name, Powderpost beetles is given due to the fact that in high numbers they are able to turn the inside of a piece of wood into nothing more than a mass of fine powder. These wood destroying beetles can do significant damage to furniture, wood floors and structural timbers. Powder post beetles are small (1/8 inch) and the adult beetles are seldom seen. Most of the life cycle is spent in the grub or larvae stage eating wood.

How Do These Beetles Damage Wood?

Damage is done by the larvae as they create narrow, meandering tunnels in wood as they feed. This stage can last between 1-10 years depending upon a number of factors; these include species of beetle, type of wood infested, age of wood, moisture content of wood and air temperature.

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How Do I know If I’m Infested?

People do not realize that the wood is infested until the adult beetles emerge from within the wood. The exit holes are very small, about the size of a pin head. Newly emerged adults mate and lay eggs on or below the surface of bare (unfinished) wood. The eggs hatch into tiny larvae which bore into the wood, emerging as adults 1-10 years later. Infestations develop slowly, but wood can be re-infested year after year.

How Do I Know If There’s Damage?

Homeowners are more likely to see damage than the beetles, themselves, because the adults are short-lived and are active mainly at night. When the wood is tapped with a hammer, dust will fall from these exit holes.

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What Can I Do To Prevent Infestation?

  • Inspect the floor or moldings beneath interior wood walls. Little piles of sawdust indicate beetles have been in the wood, but are not necessarily a sign of active infestation.
  • Schedule yearly inspections with a qualified inspector.

What do I Do If I’ve Been Infected?

If infected its best to call a professional. He will know what treatment is right for you and can even help you prevent infestation. Post powder bugs are a real threat to your investment but it preventable and of course treatable.

Jerry has more than 30 years of experience in pest control services. The knowledge He has acquired has allowed Him to train his staff; to identify, and treat effectively the issues that can arise when owning a tiki hut. That is why it is very important that as soon as you have your tiki hut built, or you see signs of wood-destroying organisms, most accurately; Powder Post Beetles. You Call us today to schedule your inspection at 561-488-1759

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Tiki Hut Fire Prevention

Fire-Stop is a service available for all tiki hut owners. By law, commercial businesses require certification that needs to be presented to the Fire Marshall. Restaurants/Bars, City parks etc, are treated with a water-based Fire Retardant to prevent or at least slow down Thatch roofs and building burn-outs. This application is available to new and existing Tiki hut structures. Our products are very effective, non-hazardous, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly.

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