Most people fear that termites will infest their home. Yes, its true that termites may find a meal at your house. But they are not the only pests ready to eat the wood used to keep your house together… Powderpost Beetles and other wood eating insects….READ MORE…

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I had a new cedar fence put up on my newly built house about 5 months ago. A few weeks ago I have noticed hundreds of small holes in about 10-15 of the cedar panels. One of the panels is one that is right next to my house. Should I worry about my entire house […]

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Hi, my project is related to an antique wooden icon frame, size 12×16 inch.. I suspect it has powder post beetles living in it. Boracare looks like the ideal treatment as the frame is untreated. I do not need 1gallon of Boracare. Does it come in smaller quantities? Sorry but no, BORACARE does not come […]

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We once again have found metallic wood boring beetles on a strip of wood under our window in our bedroom. We noticed them a few years ago off on and did not know it would be an ongoing issue. I did a little research and discovered the larvae can live 2-5 years in the wood. […]

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I have these beetles in southern yellow pine timbers that frame a door opening inside my house. I finished these timbers with a clear acrylic finish which I have no problem sanding off to remove. If I do that, can I use Borocare to treat these timbers for the beetles? If you think this will […]

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Hi, Just removed 400 sq ft of engineered wood flooring where the PPB’s had devoured the Poplar plywood under the veneer. My questions: Is removing the flooring good enough? What are the chances they are in the house framing etc? The subfloor was “dry deck” wax sprayed T+G plywood. Shows no signs of PPB’S. I […]

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We have found exit holes and sawdust in the door and door frame of our home. We purchased the home new in 2011 so it is only 1.5 to 2 years old. What should we do to ensure that the beetle infestation will not spread in the house if we replace the front door and […]

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We have an infestation of Powder Post Beetles in the rafters of our basement root cellar. We need a liquid to spray up into them and it needs to be strong enough to kill them but safe and as non-toxic as possible. What is your recommendation? Thank you for your response. Go with the Boracare […]

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Hi – appreciate your web site. It has given me some good ideas. Is it feasible for me to treat the Redwood shakes on my home for powder post beatles or will I need to contact a professional Pest control company? I live in a very rural area near Eureka Calif. We have 5 acres […]

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A tree near our condo complex on Oahu has suddenly become covered with hundreds of quarter-sized, perfectly round holes with a slightly raised edge and it is totally dead in just a few weeks! Unbelievable! What happened and whom do I call to protect other endangered, perhaps, trees! The tree looks like a kakui nut, […]

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We have oak hardwood floors, house 24 yrs old, seeing more and more holes in hardwood floor. Looks like a little black hole. Is it a worm or beetle? What is the treatment? Will refinishing solve the problem or does it need to be treated first? What does the worm or beetle look like and […]

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I am a woodworker and have a shop full of valuable hardwoods, bamboo, ranging from a tree that was cut and milled in June of 2012 to kiln dried wood. I just discovered powderpost beetles in among the bamboo. I have had time to check the rest of my stash, but it would be a […]

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How do I treat wood boring bugs in my antique furniture and how do I know if they are in my other furniture? If you review our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL article, you’ll learn all you need to know about this pest and how to treat. There are two products we discuss in our article ideally […]

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Hello, I have a piece of furniture that I’m building from old barn timbers and believe I may have a problem with powderpost beetles. I applied a Borax solution to all sides of the timbers prior to construction of the furniture top in effort to kill any insects. I have already applied 5 coats of […]

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Our farm has a 200-300 year old bank barn that is in great shape and totally functional. We have approx. 80 head of cattle and store hay, straw,etc. in the top and the animals use the sheds in the lower portion. The problem is the large timbers and logs used are SEVERELY infested with powderpost […]

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Hello, I was very excited to find your site with all of the useful information and plan on buying some products shortly but need to be clear on something. I have a question about powder post beetles. If a log home has an emergence of powder post beetles and the logs have been sealed with […]

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