September 2011 Archives

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We have a log cottage built in 1931 of black swamp cedar. An addition was added in 1969 but the outside of the logs have been painted for years. We are now finding powder post beetles in the newer logs. We had them treated 3 years ago with boron or borax by a pest control. […]

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Hi, I have found the fine powder evidence of woodworms and found exit holes in several, (15) of our musical instruments (called Ngoni’s ancestors to the American banjo). The instruments are from Africa and are made of hardwood logs approximately 20 inches long that have scooped out to form an oblong bowl shape with a […]

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If you find an infestation or the little holes how can you tell if its old or new? I have a cedar log home and do I need to strip all the varnish to apply the “cure” suggested to penetrate the wood and then re-varnish? Does it discolor the wood ? Thanks. First, BORACARE goes […]

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