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We have an infestation of what is most likely powder post beetles in our juniper latilla ceiling. We would prefer to use the most effective, but least hazardous control. What would you recommend? If the wood is untreated and able to readily accept and absorb water, you’ll be able to use the BORACARE listed in […]

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I have a log home 2 yrs old. The outside of the home has been treated for insects before the stain and topcoat was applied.  This year I’ve noticed small piles of sawdust (caused by a boaring insect.)  I saw a very small insect mostly black and like a miniature wasp.  The hole it went […]

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Our barn is about 100 years old & we are finding considerable damage in the ground to ceiling (two stories) main supporting 12×12 beams (oak). We have already replaced an area over a doorway & part of a floor support beam. What do you suggest? I read your information on Boracare. There are no animals […]

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I recently built a canopy bed and several other pieces of furniture from cedar logs and limbs and have now discovered the trees are infested with beetles. Some of the pieces are still raw, but the bed and a few chairs have been coated with polyurethane. From what i’ve read, i assume i’ll have to […]

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We have a newly built palapa in Oaxaca, Mexico. There is already an active beetle infestation in the bamboo to which the palm fronds are tied. Would a topical treatment help? It would have been best to soak the bamboo vertically in borates, but I was unable to find anyone who could or would take […]

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Very helpful website! I have a powderpost beetle problem in a table we had fabricated (they were probably already in the wood). We didn’t notice the surface holes, and now about 3 inches off a top edge is gone. Our plan, per your advice, is to sand off the existing layers of Tung Oil. Apply […]

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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 […]

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I bought some 8/4 x 10 hit/miss red oak to smooth up and use in furniture but had to store it in my garage for a year.  Found the dust, then the 3/32 holes along most of the edges, but also on some surfaces where contact was complete.  Now I’m wondering if the larvae reside […]

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Our house was built in 2006.  Every year since then, around this time of year, we’ve noticed the bore holes and powder in our hardwood floors.  It seems to be localized to the kitchen only. Last year and 1 time so far this year, we were able to catch the beetle.  It looks like a […]

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Have an Manzanita trunk that is made into an artificial tree.  Wondered if its possible to get this Powderpost Beetle in it? Manzanita trees are susceptible to bark beetles as well as many species of Powder Post Beetles. And if it’s stored out in the open, it’s more likely to get infested. I suggest you […]

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Our neighbors have found that their house has a serious powderpost beetle problem.  Our house is about 75 feet away from theirs with a detached garage in between.  Is there a possibility of the beetles spreading to our house? Thanks. There is always a threat that neighboring populations of any insect can spread. This is […]

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We have one spot in the piece of wood holding up a shelf in our year old china cabinet.  The furniture store wants to come and get it right away, but the piece has been discontinued and we haven’t found anything else we like.  How fast to the beetles spread?  Will they stay in this […]

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Hello, My name is Danny and I work for a large general contractor in the L.A. area and have a client with Powder Post Beatles in on cabinet of a 17,000 SQ FT house. She doesn’t want to tent the house and I am wondering if you have a product that we could use instead […]

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Brand new home, started building in May 2010.  We were sold infested ash hardwood floors.  We had unopened boxes of flooring in the basement with frass etc etc.  The frass and adults appearing has been going on now for at least 4 months…probably ealier because I didn’t know it was a problem and was just […]

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I just brought home a load of old barn boards and  piled the load next to another load of cedar boards about 75 yards from my house, with the intent of building a shed.  Then I noticed all the tiny exit holes and fresh sawdust.  Should I burn all the barn boards?  Is there any […]

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