April 2009 Archives


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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