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About a year ago, we remodeled our den and got new built-in book shelves and cabinets.  We recently discovered the holes and powder of powderpost beetles.  Our exterminator came and drilled each exit hole that we could find (50+) and sprayed in each hole.  The wood is a thin veneer so I think the penetration […]

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I just found your site and have a problem similar to the person that wrote in about having a cabin treated in Georgia. We have a mountain home in Brevard NC and have been told we have powder post beetles and the treatment will be $10,000.00 -we definitely want a 2nd or 3rd opinion. Any […]

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I am being told there is only 1 vendor in GA authorized to treat for powder post beetles. My cabin has a stain on it that is 5 years old and I’m being told cabin must be tented. The vendor I have been referred to has quoted me $9500 to tent a 600 sq ft […]

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A carpet beetle perhaps? Thanks. Based on where it was located and it’s overall appearance and movement, I would say it’s a VARIED CARPET BEETLE. Finding any could be reason to do a treatment since it most likely emerged from an egg which was laid in the carpet. And if there was one egg 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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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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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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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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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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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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I make furniture out of burls sliced and branch legs. The ironwood I used for legs has beetles. Can one use one of your products mixed with water and let the ends of the legs set in it and soak up the length of the leg? Which product? I also have maple boards, spalted and […]

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I recently notice small holes and some deterioration of a piece of wood in between rooms of our house.  Our house was built in late 1900’s.  I had to companies come in to advise me and give a quote.  The first one said they can treat the beetle from the basement and will spray the […]

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We bought custom made cabinets and these beetles came out if after owning them for over a year.  My home is full of wood furniture, floors and of course exposed beams.  We had the bugs identified through an insect diagnositic lab.  So I contacted an exterminator and they did not want to do the job.  […]

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I have an antique  armoire that have powder coming from all of the legs which are approximately 1″ in diameter————what product would you recommend that I purchase and its application.  Thanks. If you review our online POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn we have a few treatments for furniture. Based on what you described, I’m […]

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Can powderpost beetles infest cardboard boxes? I’m wondering if it’s safe to store a bunch of the boxes in a room that’s already infested. If you review our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn the basic biology of this insect which is explained at the beginning of the article. As you’ll learn, adults emerge from […]

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