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I have some powder post beetles in an unfinished cherry cupboard type piece of furniture.   It is 55″ high x 34″ wide x 15″ deep.  I want to treat it to kill the beetles and then finish the piece with shellac.  I have some questions: 1.    Am I understanding correctly that Boracare is the product […]

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Thank you for putting so much information on the internet.I am a furniture maker that has been buying wood from a local sawmill and have been very pleased. I am now working with the natural edge of the wood to make some awesome pieces. The problem is the powder post beetle larva has been showing up in a few […]

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Hello, I have about 300-350 bf of hickory that I milled with a bandsaw mill & have air dried for about a year and a half. Boards are 1” to 1½” thick. They still have not been planed, sanded or finished yet. I was wondering if you have a product that will kill the beetles […]

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I have a lot of damaged wood caused by powderpost beetles. I can see their exit holes and the powder is falling out of most. Do I need to replace this beam where they have been causing all the damage? They only seem to be in the one beam ( I think they call it […]

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I believe that I have powderpost beetles in a 2006 RV that I just purchased. They seem to be concentrated only in the bathroom of the RV. The walls have wallpaper on them. Can I apply the Boracare to the wallpaper? Will it penetrate through wallpaper? Boracare needs to be applied to the wood directly […]

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hi, i bought a beautiful carved wooden animal from Oaxaca mexico that is painted with wonderful designs and I now see that every day there is white powder coming out of it. i now see that there are teeny little holes so it looks like there is some kind of bug in there.  i tried […]

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I just imported an Icon from Russia. The package was full of powder when I opened it. There is apparently no exterior damage but because the Icon is covered with an Oklad (metal cover which cannot be removed) I don’t know how to proceed. It is about 12×14 inches, so big gallons of chemicals, odorless […]

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I am in desperate need of some advice, please! This is a Willow tree located near Brenham Texas about 90 miles NW of Houston Texas.  I have confirmed the other huge branch of this Willow tree has “flathead borers” and ½ the trunk broke off already……..now I have discovered these little boogers!  Just beneath the […]

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I would like your opinion on Powder post beetles in wood floors. I have 3 to 5 boards showing holes in a 3000 sq ft of flooring. What is the most prudent action to take. Powderpost beetle holes in wood flooring means you have adults exiting which have completed their growth cycle. In most cases, […]

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This flooring has been installed for 3 or 4 years.  Just this Spring, have small black worms been emerging from the cracks.  They seek a dark place and grow larger. Do you know what these are and how to treat them? There is a wide range of beetles that commonly live in wood. Their larvae […]

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I have white worms that are about an inch long. They have a brown head and a brown band just behind the head. I am finding them in some beams that are being used in my shed. They seem to be eating teh wood. i see alot of sawdust falling from where they’re active.What can […]

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Hello, I build Mesquite art and I have a bar top that I installed in a new home. The piece is finished and has oil based polyurethane on it. I have been noticing 2 areas where the beetle is coming out. I am seeing small fine dust and tiny pin hole’s in the sap wood. […]

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Hi, I writng in hopes you can help me on what we were told is weevil (s) in the wood of our 5th wheel dining table, chairs and cupboard doors. Theres tiny holes in straight lines and they leave sawdust piles. We’ve had our 5th wheel 4 years now and this is the first time […]

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Hello – I have signs of the powderpost beetles in the interior walls of my home. My pest control company says they can’t treat it because the wood is stained and it won’t absorb the pesticide. The area is a window sill in a house that’s over 50 years old. I did a remodel in […]

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