July 2010 Archives

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Oh where to start, I have a log home, my husband bought me a hutch homemade from oak, since we’ve had it i’ve always noticed little dust like piles around it. thought nothing of it until the piles became little mounds. this was beginning of june in which u stated that thats when they “come […]

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We live in Hawaii and recently purchased a 3-year-old home with solid bamboo prefinished flooring installed almost everywhere.  The seller had disclosed that several boards in the flooring had been replaced because of powderpost beetle infestation and we thought the problem was solved. However just days before we closed, we found evidence of emergence of […]

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In March 2010 noticed “shot holes” on top of Duncan Phyffe mahogany dining table that weren’t there in February.  New windows installed in our 37 yr old home March 1 & 2 on cold AND HUMID days.  Purchased Bora Care mid March but haven’t applied it yet.  More holes discovered on plywood chair bottoms and […]

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Hi Great site. I have some white oak logs I will be making furniture with, that have been infested with some sort of bug. These bugs shoot out off-white saw dust cylinders that are the diameter of the hole, but literally extend up 1-2 inches, often curling over.   When touched, the disintegrate into sawdust. I […]

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Can I use a paint brush to coat the unfinished surfaces of am oak desk with CYPERMETHRIN to kill powderpost beetles? You could but it wouldn’t be the best treatment option for several reasons. If you read our POWDER POST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll note we don’t list Cypermethrin as a recommended product to use. […]

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I attend, and am organist for a small Lutheran church in Sebring, Florida. We’ve just been informed that one of the wood laminate beams in the church has powder post beetles. We’ve received an estimate for treatment from Terminix. They said that this will require tenting of the entire church for 4 days with fumigation. […]

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