March 2010 Archives

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Dear Jonathan Our house was built in 1915 and the beams in the crawl space have holes of powder post beetles .We are in Ontario. I put my finger on these beams and they seems solid still. If I spray with the boracare do you think these beams could resist another 10 years? But I […]

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I really appreciate the info you shared on these insects.  I receive letters of thanks all the time from people who have visited my real estate site and learned something, so it’s nice I have someplace to go to learn about something I lack knowledge in.  Great article, thorough, well written and it answered all […]

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I have a 70 yr old home with original wood floors.  I live in central FL.  Recently I have noticed long marks that look like deep scratches.  Some of them are quite deep and about 1/8 – 1/4 inch wide and 3 or 4 inches long. In certain areas the damage is getting worse pretty […]

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3yrs ago i bought a 100 yr old house & the inspectors said it had a slight Powder Post Beetle problem. I had no experience w/them before. I have always done my own spraying. I had sprayed for termites so i thought that would run them off as well.  Well apparentlly that did not i […]

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We have a valuable wood carving 2’ x 7” x ¾” we got in Italy last summer. First we saw one hole from one side to the the other. Looked like it was bored through. Then we got another hole from one side to the other, not as cleanlooking. It appears from your website to […]

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I just had my new hardwood floor installed. But I do see some holes in the wood similar to pictures on the web for powderpost beetles.  I live in texas. The floor is red oak.  The floor was installed for a good deal. I am now concerning that they may used lower grade of material. […]

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Hello, My fiance and I are in the process of buying a house, we have proceeded as far as the termite and moisture inspection and have since decided to hold off on any further decisions as we take in this matter. Neither, my fiance or I were present during this inspection to see the damage […]

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Hello. We were under contract to sell our home and discovered that we have active powder post beetles in our wood floors (we put them in ourselves 3 years ago). Terminix recommended stripping the floors bare and treating with BoraCare but could only provide a one year guarantee to retreat (but the floors would have […]

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