Brown Lycte is a larva beetle of the brostrichid family. So it has nothing to do with ants and wasps. It is 2 to 8 mm long, has a very thin red body as it goes towards brown and its head is generally darker. Its thoracic part with three pairs of legs, which stand out very well.The adult likes to lay on new wooded. The larva causes damage to the wood. It is about 6 mm long.
The lycte takes flight between April and mid-July. Its lifespan is at first glance one year in general.
|French name||Brown Lycte and Lined Lycte|
|English name||Powderpost Beetle and European lyctus Beetle|
|Latin name||Lyctus brunneus and Lyctus linearis|
- The aubier,
- deciduous species,
- Ash trees
- big capillary woods
- exotic woods with starch content.
Damage to the lycte
- The type of damage caused by lycte larvae are of several natures:
- The holes are about 0.8 to 1.5 mm.
- Their canals resemble highways inside the wood and are closed by sawdust digested by the larva.
- Wood can accommodate several generations of insects that are gradually capable of completely destroying the foundations of a house, its beams or its furniture. It is therefore a question of spotting the signs of their presence and effectively treating their infestation.
Furniture or beams attacked by the lycte are often discovered too late. Regular examination of contaminated areas is essential to avoid their presence and proliferation.
Exterminate it before it exterminates your furniture!
A specialized exterminator
“Exterminator in Montreal”solves the problem at the source. We do a minimum of three treatments inside your home finally to avoid the proliferation of any contamination, we use micro synthesis in capsules to permanently harm this insect.
Pest management advice
When buying wood for your frame or floor, thoroughly check each piece and reject those marked with holes; they may be infested with this parasite… it will save you a lot of setbacks.