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My husband and i are seriously considering purchasing a house in a historical section of the Northeast U.S. We had a home inspection today and he pointed out beams throughout the house that may have had powder beetles. The beams had many, many small holes. He did not think they were active but advised us to call an exterminator and construction worker. It had a crawl space basement, quite dry. We have to make a decision soon about purchasing this 300 year old house, but we cannot afford huge structural problems in the future that would require cement and steal beams. Presently there are some wooden beams that have been supporting the basement beams. Please advise. Are we beyond Boracare? Please advise.

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Sirs,

Great how to videos. Clearly this is for us. I am estimating that we would need 3 gallons to do our whole house outside. Since I would order a case, 4 gallons, I am wondering if the product would last unused for another 3-5 years until we redo it? If so, would it last only if unopened or could we tighly seal an opened gallon?

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My house is 9 years old and has an unfinished basement.  We heat our home with a "wood furnace", and do keep some wood inside during the winter.  I started to notice the fine powder piles a year ago.  I have done much research about the "beetles".  But the one thing I cant figure out is why the only place there is an active "infestation" is between the joist where there is a heating duct up through the floor?  The "sub-floor" is made of the manufactured plywood. There is some obvious damage to the 2X6's floor joists, but I worry if it might go deeper to places that I cant see.

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Hi,

My wife and I own a wood frame house built in the 1840s in southwest Wisconsin. The basement is a hand dug stone and dirt floor. dark and moist. We recently began the process of digging the floor down to pour a cement floor and discovered that besides mold there is an existing infestation of powderpost beetles in the floor joists, kingbeam and even in the floor boards that were under old linoleum on the first floor. Would you recommend Boracare or Boracare with mold-care as a treatment? And what solution ratio would you recommend?

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