beetle infestation in console table


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 holes where I see the frass (very fine consistency) are tiny. I don’t see any other areas where there’s frass – but does that mean anything?

Would the gel still work – and would I have to create larger holes to get the job done? As the wood is on the top of the table, drilling holes would create a big problem with the appearance of the furniture.

I have been doing a lot of reading about this pest problem – I’m really upset about my beautiful piece of furniture which i purchased last summer from a shop outside my area– and it seems that a fumigation tent ?? is one answer, but so far I haven’t found folks here in the Washington DC area who provide that service.

Would appreciate your advice before purchasing the gel. Thank you very much for your assistance.

I’m not sure you’ll be able to treat this piece successfully by injecting just 2-3 existing holes. If you read the section of our powderpost beetle article on furniture applications, you’ll learn it’s critically important to treat the entire piece if you are to be successful at killing all active phases. But since you make no mention of the piece’s size, I can’t say for sure if just a few injections will handle it or not. If the total area is less than 1 foot square, it might. But if it’s several feet long, you’ll need to do more.

At this point you can give us a call at 1-800-877-7290 and ask for Mike or Chad. They should be able to further assist with some options once they have more details.

You might also want to read up more on this pest here:

Along with another treatment option here is the piece is really small and mobile:

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