Our farm has a 200-300 year old bank barn that is in great shape and totally functional. We have approx. 80 head of cattle and store hay, straw,etc. in the top and the animals use the sheds in the lower portion. The problem is the large timbers and logs used are SEVERELY infested with powderpost beetles. These are large logs and timbers approx. 8×8’s thru to 12×12 inch in size, plus small for pens,etc. Many with bark. Please inform us on how to approach this major problem before a tractor ends up on the wrong level. Thank you, Rick
If you read through our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn the product you need to apply through and through will be the BORACARE. Treat all the wood you can and in doing so, should kill all activity which in turn should allow for the structure to last another hundred or so years.
If you need help calculating how much product will be needed, give us a call Monday and ask for Chad. If you provide him with the barn’s dimensions, he’ll be able to let you know how you’ll need to spray.
Powderpost Beetle Article: http://www.powderpostbeetles.com/powderpost-beetle-control