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Hello I have been reading about these things and talking to some professionals..I am extremely confused with all this info. I know I have active infestation in my living room, the most recent room we put in hardwood (red oak)…it has concrete under it and no basement for that addition.  I understand that the larvae […]

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Hello. We were under contract to sell our home and discovered that we have active powder post beetles in our wood floors (we put them in ourselves 3 years ago). Terminix recommended stripping the floors bare and treating with BoraCare but could only provide a one year guarantee to retreat (but the floors would have […]

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I just had my new hardwood floor installed. But I do see some holes in the wood similar to pictures on the web for powderpost beetles.  I live in texas. The floor is red oak.  The floor was installed for a good deal. I am now concerning that they may used lower grade of material. […]

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3yrs ago i bought a 100 yr old house & the inspectors said it had a slight Powder Post Beetle problem. I had no experience w/them before. I have always done my own spraying. I had sprayed for termites so i thought that would run them off as well.  Well apparentlly that did not i […]

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Hi, I recently installed a new oak hardwood floor. It was raw wood which I stained (oil base) and finished with polyurethane. Shortly after, signs of powder post beetles were evident. Though it took me a week to figure out what the heck the little piles of sawdust were all about, I am now adamant […]

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I have removed 50 year old southern pine, rough sawn boards from an old barn. These boards were not exposed to the weather because they were sided with tin. I want to use them for flooring and bat and board siding. They are quite infested with the powder post beetle. What should I do to […]

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This flooring has been installed for 3 or 4 years.  Just this Spring, have small black worms been emerging from the cracks.  They seek a dark place and grow larger. Do you know what these are and how to treat them? There is a wide range of beetles that commonly live in wood. Their larvae […]

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I would like your opinion on Powder post beetles in wood floors. I have 3 to 5 boards showing holes in a 3000 sq ft of flooring. What is the most prudent action to take. Powderpost beetle holes in wood flooring means you have adults exiting which have completed their growth cycle. In most cases, […]

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