beetles

Most people fear that termites will infest their home. Yes, its true that termites may find a meal at your house. But they are not the only pests ready to eat the wood used to keep your house together… Powderpost Beetles and other wood eating insects….READ MORE…



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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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hi, i bought a beautiful carved wooden animal from Oaxaca mexico that is painted with wonderful designs and I now see that every day there is white powder coming out of it. i now see that there are teeny little holes so it looks like there is some kind of bug in there.  i tried putting it in a plastic bag for a few months to see if i could stop the oxygen but nothing works.  i would love to be able to save this beautiful painted carving.  is there anything i can do that would not destroy the painted finish.  is there anything i should do about the fact that it has been sitting out and i may have infected other areas of the house. any recommendations would be appreciated.

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