I was curious if powder post beetles can enter a hardwood floor through the cracks in between floor planks?
I know that they are unable to chew through any stain finish on the hardwood floor. I also know that they often use old exit holes as a point of entry but I was wondering if they are able to enter a floor through burrowing through the cracks inbetween the hardwood floor planks?
Thats typically how they enter the wood. They enter through a crack or crevice and gain entry into an unfinished area of the wood. The female then lays her eggs in the pores of the wood, and when the eggs hatch, the new larvae immediately begin boring and eating away.