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Hi! my name is juan, and i have powderpost holes on my mesquite wood floor. some on the wood and some on the sap wood. how do i take care of this problem? It will require one of the two treatments listed in our article on how to treat hardwood flooring. Most people will strip […]

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I have  a pecan table I just recently purchased that shows signs of active powder post beetle. The builder of the table is cooperative. He tried boric acid, but that didn’t do the trick. I’m in TX and we’re experiencing a number of days of below freezing temps. I put the table outside a couple […]

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I have a decorative grapewood display on my wall and today I found a larva of some sort beneath it, evidently had fallen out. I looked at the branch directly above it and there were 3 holes.  The larva was about 3/4 inch long, off-whitish with a wide head, very puffy.  I found what I […]

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Hi, I have visited your website and wonder if the Jecta gel for wood would work in my particular situation: I have an active but small (?) powderpost beetle infestation in the wood portion of a (finished) console table (two 7 ft pieces of wood go across a 3-4 foot high metal base). The 2-3 […]

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Hi, My wife and I own a wood frame house built in the 1840s in southwest Wisconsin. The basement is a hand dug stone and dirt floor. dark and moist. We recently began the process of digging the floor down to pour a cement floor and discovered that besides mold there is an existing infestation […]

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My house is 9 years old and has an unfinished basement.  We heat our home with a “wood furnace”, and do keep some wood inside during the winter.  I started to notice the fine powder piles a year ago.  I have done much research about the “beetles”.  But the one thing I cant figure out […]

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We built a house 4 years ago and purchased some handhewn beams taken from an old barn.  They were supposedly treated before we received them.  After receiving them, we had them stained and put in our great room.  Over the past few months I have noticed evidence of beetles.  My question is can Bora care […]

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Sirs, Great how to videos. Clearly this is for us. I am estimating that we would need 3 gallons to do our whole house outside. Since I would order a case, 4 gallons, I am wondering if the product would last unused for another 3-5 years until we redo it? If so, would it last […]

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I just brought home a load of old barn boards and  piled the load next to another load of cedar boards about 75 yards from my house, with the intent of building a shed.  Then I noticed all the tiny exit holes and fresh sawdust.  Should I burn all the barn boards?  Is there any […]

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Brand new home, started building in May 2010.  We were sold infested ash hardwood floors.  We had unopened boxes of flooring in the basement with frass etc etc.  The frass and adults appearing has been going on now for at least 4 months…probably ealier because I didn’t know it was a problem and was just […]

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Hello, My name is Danny and I work for a large general contractor in the L.A. area and have a client with Powder Post Beatles in on cabinet of a 17,000 SQ FT house. She doesn’t want to tent the house and I am wondering if you have a product that we could use instead […]

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We have one spot in the piece of wood holding up a shelf in our year old china cabinet.  The furniture store wants to come and get it right away, but the piece has been discontinued and we haven’t found anything else we like.  How fast to the beetles spread?  Will they stay in this […]

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Our neighbors have found that their house has a serious powderpost beetle problem.  Our house is about 75 feet away from theirs with a detached garage in between.  Is there a possibility of the beetles spreading to our house? Thanks. There is always a threat that neighboring populations of any insect can spread. This is […]

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Have an Manzanita trunk that is made into an artificial tree.  Wondered if its possible to get this Powderpost Beetle in it? Manzanita trees are susceptible to bark beetles as well as many species of Powder Post Beetles. And if it’s stored out in the open, it’s more likely to get infested. I suggest you […]

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Our house was built in 2006.  Every year since then, around this time of year, we’ve noticed the bore holes and powder in our hardwood floors.  It seems to be localized to the kitchen only. Last year and 1 time so far this year, we were able to catch the beetle.  It looks like a […]

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