dressers from Italy with beetles

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Early 1900 dressers from Italy, infested. Furniture in states 32 years. 10 in SC. Bugs started 3 years ago. Spring till Fall. They fly, live short life, powder, 1/4″ holes. Jecta Gel cannot drill holes. Boracare, Baygon?? We spray every other day with 30 dead. Any ideas which product, etc.? Thank you.

In most any case, BORACARE should be used whenever possible. In my experience, most dressers have plenty of unfinished areas inside the drawer cabinet. Simply remove all the drawers and check inside for unfinished wood. If available, get the Boracare and either spray or “paint” it on.

Once treated, it’s important to understand the treatment will serve you by killing the larvae stages still feeding. Once they eat the treated lumber, they’ll die. Unfortunately the treatment will not control the developing pupae so following the application you will still see some tunneling out. This might go on for 3-6 months and is perfectly normal till all pupae have hatched at which point the wood will be free and clear of any infestations.

Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:

Boracare:  http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/liquid/boracare-gal

 

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