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Hi, I live on a 65′ old boat in San Francisco. We lately found out that we have powerpost beeltes. They were in the ceiling. We had a pest control agent come inspect, and he said we should fumigate, for a cost of $5,000. This seems too high, so I was hoping to do this […]

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We have discovered powder post beetles in a corner Mahogany veneer cabinet. A gift from a friend of a carved eagle head was the apparent culprit. We have moved the cabinet outside to our patio porch. The shelves are unfinished on the bottom but fixed and the back is unfinished. We think the Timbor would […]

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I attend, and am organist for a small Lutheran church in Sebring, Florida. We’ve just been informed that one of the wood laminate beams in the church has powder post beetles. We’ve received an estimate for treatment from Terminix. They said that this will require tenting of the entire church for 4 days with fumigation. […]

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Can I use a paint brush to coat the unfinished surfaces of am oak desk with CYPERMETHRIN to kill powderpost beetles? You could but it wouldn’t be the best treatment option for several reasons. If you read our POWDER POST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll note we don’t list Cypermethrin as a recommended product to use. […]

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Hi Great site. I have some white oak logs I will be making furniture with, that have been infested with some sort of bug. These bugs shoot out off-white saw dust cylinders that are the diameter of the hole, but literally extend up 1-2 inches, often curling over.   When touched, the disintegrate into sawdust. I […]

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In March 2010 noticed “shot holes” on top of Duncan Phyffe mahogany dining table that weren’t there in February.  New windows installed in our 37 yr old home March 1 & 2 on cold AND HUMID days.  Purchased Bora Care mid March but haven’t applied it yet.  More holes discovered on plywood chair bottoms and […]

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We live in Hawaii and recently purchased a 3-year-old home with solid bamboo prefinished flooring installed almost everywhere.  The seller had disclosed that several boards in the flooring had been replaced because of powderpost beetle infestation and we thought the problem was solved. However just days before we closed, we found evidence of emergence of […]

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Oh where to start, I have a log home, my husband bought me a hutch homemade from oak, since we’ve had it i’ve always noticed little dust like piles around it. thought nothing of it until the piles became little mounds. this was beginning of june in which u stated that thats when they “come […]

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A client just returned something I framed 3 years ago because she found “sawdust” on the matting.   I opened the backing and found ppbeetles alive and well.   How do I treat the frame?   Will more beetles emerge?   The framed piece is an antique fabric embroidered piece.   Will the beetles harm the fabric?   Will they spread […]

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I keep finding these large black bugs with long tenticles in my bedroom. My brother made me a homemade log bed about 2 months ago and ever since I set it up these bugs have been present. What do I do how do i get rid of them? Here are some recent photo’s I took. […]

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I think I might have powderpost beetles in my RV. How would I treat my RV and do these things bite humans. First, the easy question to answer: I’m not aware of anyone getting bit by a powderpost beetle. Now could it happen? Most definitely. Adults have chewing mouth parts used to bore their way […]

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We bought some antiques from Europe /somewhere that appeared to have Pbeetles in them. Last year I treated the dresser with BORA-CARE both interior and exterior quite heavily. This spring we have had about 30 of the adults found around it on the floor. Is this because they are dying as they come out or […]

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What to use to fill the small beetles holes after the external house wall is treated. Please tell me the product name and from where to buy. As explained in our POWDERPOST BEETLE ARTICLE, exit holes represent locations where emerging adults have exited or left wood. Commonly these are the first “signs” people notice that […]

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Hi I filled “old” holes in some old furniture and noticed this year that there are new holes. Which products could I use to treat my old furniture ? do the product damage the surface of the wood ? What is the most efficient treat the furniture with a product  or use the fumigation ? […]

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We have noticed the powder of adults coming out on the floor around crates in our warehouse. Is boracare the best treatment for us? I have seen various crates, pallets and other storage structures made from wood which get infested with powderpost beetles. This is especially true if your business is importing product from other […]

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