How's it going? I live in western North Carolina. I cut down a bunch of big eastern white pines off of my property last winter. I am currently having them sawed at a local sawmill to use in my house. Most of them are going to be used as exposed rafters in the ceiling and as floor joists. The sizes vary from 4" x 8" to 6" x 12". There was some sign of bark beetles on some of the trees. I am concerned with the bark beetles and other bores that might be in the sawn beams. The beams will be air dryed. Do I need to worry with any control since all the bark will be off? What kind of chemicals are available to spray or roll onto the beams to control any problems I might have? I do have a commercial pesticide license and can buy most any product. Any advice or help you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing back from you.
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