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Ivory-Marked Beetle

  • Scientific Name: Boisea Trivittata
  • Nicknames: Four-Marked Ash Borer
  • Length: 0.5" - 0.9"
  • Color: Brown Ivory with White Spots
  • Aggressive? No
  • Do They Bite? No
  • Poisonous/Venomous? No
  • Disease Carrying? No
  • Invasive Species? No

The Ivory-Marked Beetle

Adult Ivory-Marked Beetles seek out leaves and twigs for food, whereas the larvae bore into the heartwood of trees. In certain areas these beetle larvae can cause great damage to timber. When feeding on dry wood, the larvae grow at such slow rates that adults may emerge from flooring and furniture many years after the wood products have been purchased. Fortunately, this neatly-marked species is not common in our area. The beetle measures from 14-24 mm, not including the length of the long antennae.

Living Spaces

Wooded Areas and Homes with Wood

Diet Choices

Leaves and Twigs

Fun Fact

They can hatch out of furniture years later, as incubation takes a long time.

How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the bugs that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you.