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I was cleaning out and putting away my chritmas ornaments, and found some native american drum ornaments, wood with cellulose drum faces, destroyed by some kind of beetle. The casings of the pupas were there, a live beetle, and lots of fine powder. The drum ornaments were from china. They were in my attic crawl space in a cardboard box. I thew them all away and the box, but do i have to worry about the attic being infested? The drum ornaments were unfinished wood, which they seemed to like. The ornaments were sitting in the attic for a few years.

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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 on the project. Thanks for any advise. Marci

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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 in the hole where the bug  exited. If so, which product could I use on them?  I don't want to stain the oak so am wondering if the products leave some apparent mark of treatment.

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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 keep it inside to prevent foraging insects from finding it. But if you insist on keeping it outside, treating it with BORACARE will help to keep it mold and insect free.

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I get the ceiling in the basement treated yearly for post powder beetles. Is this necessary? There hasn't been any evidence of the beetle in the last 5 yrs. Thanks for your help.

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