November 2009 Archives

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I recently installed a maple wood floor in a bedroom of my house. Before sanding and sealing I noticed the evidence of powderpost beetles, small holes and small piles of powdery sawdust. I obtained some Boracare and applied it to the floor per instructions. After completely drying, I sanded and sealed the floor. Within a […]

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Hi, In your article you say the holes are the bugs leaving, where do they go?  I had a 5″ antique wood with painted enamel pocket watch holder in my china cabinet for a couple of years. Yesterday I happened to look at it & noticed many tiny holes & when I shook it dust […]

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I have an armoire that has confirmed powder post beetles. I have had this furniture (bought new)for almost 2yrs and have noticed the “sawdust” piles for about a year. Your site gave me great info on this beetle-what it is, treatment, etc. My local pest control company had told me that i needed to fumigate […]

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I have powder post beetles in some nice lumber I want to use.  I do not want to apply any surface control due to finishing problems later.  Can I kill the pests with a heat treatment, such as putting the wood in a kiln and heating to say 160 degrees for 30 min.  If so […]

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I have small holes in some logs being used for furniture and I’m sure they’re some kind of boring beetle. What species might they be and how can I treat? I’d like to save this furniture as it was handmade and only a couple of years old. There are many species of wood boring beetles […]

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