October 2010 Archives

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Is there a certain time of year that spraying works best?  We have powder post beetles in our barn beams.  Is it too late for this season to spray? If you read through our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn this pest is active year round. They don’t rest or go dormant. However, the treatment […]

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Dear Madam, dear Sir, We have just moved to the US from the Netherlands. When setting up our antique closet from around 1830 we noticed that it must have a woodworm. It is a very beautiful and expensive cherry wood closet with a shiny finish on the outside. The wood dust however was found on […]

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If you know you have powder post beetles and are about to stain the home and wish to treat with Bora-care, is it OK to do it in the fall?  The home will be power washed and is in poor condition with the stain being quite worn (probably a 7-10 year old stain job. I […]

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We have pecky cypress (with whitewash stain) that has been in our house for about 20 years now. I noticed large holes in it, no sawdust around, but it is disentergrating.  Was told by  a professional that if it was bugs we’d see sawdust.  I still believe it could be some type of beetle eating […]

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We have a big Halloween party every year.  One of the main decorations is a dead tree that I bring in, put orange lights on and scary decorations.  This year the tree has some kind of bugs that are making a “saw-dust” mess.  A friend believes they are powderpost beetles. Before bringing the tree, in […]

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Orkin has informed me my crawlspace has both powderpost beetles & old house borer and the cost to treat is $1600.  I wonder if this a high cost or I do not even know if the crawl space is even infected with the bugs. Or if it is can you treat yourself ?  Please give […]

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