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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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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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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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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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We built a house 4 years ago and purchased some handhewn beams taken from an old barn.  They were supposedly treated before we received them.  After receiving them, we had them stained and put in our great room.  Over the past few months I have noticed evidence of beetles.  My question is can Bora care […]

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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 […]

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I have  a pecan table I just recently purchased that shows signs of active powder post beetle. The builder of the table is cooperative. He tried boric acid, but that didn’t do the trick. I’m in TX and we’re experiencing a number of days of below freezing temps. I put the table outside a couple […]

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I am pretty sure I have powder post beetles in my couch. What is the best way to get rid of them without damaging the fabric. This is a tough one. No doubt fumigation would be the “cleanest” method. But as our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL article explains, this is very expensive and generally not a […]

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I have been given some rough cut lumber from 2 to 3 thich. This lumber had been piled in an old barn for about 20 years. There is lots of evidence of what I think are powder post beetles. My intent is to lathe turn various articles fron it. Request treatment recommendations. The wood could […]

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I have a large wooden beverage bar (@7ft tall, 3’3″ wide and 2 foot wide with shelves and an open front with iron-laced doors) that has evidence of the noted beetles (I have powder residue appearing at the glue seams of the piece in a few locations).  One pest control company suggested over the phone […]

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About a year ago, we remodeled our den and got new built-in book shelves and cabinets.  We recently discovered the holes and powder of powderpost beetles.  Our exterminator came and drilled each exit hole that we could find (50+) and sprayed in each hole.  The wood is a thin veneer so I think the penetration […]

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