January 2010 Archives

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Hi, I recently installed a new oak hardwood floor. It was raw wood which I stained (oil base) and finished with polyurethane. Shortly after, signs of powder post beetles were evident. Though it took me a week to figure out what the heck the little piles of sawdust were all about, I am now adamant […]

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I get the ceiling in the basement treated yearly for post powder beetles. Is this necessary? There hasn’t been any evidence of the beetle in the last 5 yrs. Thanks for your help. As explained in our POWDERPOST BEETLE ARTICLE, most all treatments will last a lot longer than one year. Are you sure there […]

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Our home is over 30 years old and we have never seen any evidence of Powderpost Beetles. We are considering renewing a Powderpost Beetle service contract (covers inspection and retreatment) that we have had for years but wonder if it makes sense to do so. With the information you provide and the products now available, […]

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Greetings:  I was wondering if you folks could assist me regarding some “bugs” that have infested some furniture of ours. We recently purchased a set of very rustic Hickory wood furniture that has evidence of some sort of infestation.  We haven’t seen any bugs, but there is evidence of them as there are fine sawdust […]

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