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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 […]

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We have a big Halloween party every year.  One of the main decorations is a dead tree that I bring in, put orange lights on and scary decorations.  This year the tree has some kind of bugs that are making a "saw-dust" mess.  A friend believes they are powderpost beetles. Before bringing the tree, in […]

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We have pecky cypress (with whitewash stain) that has been in our house for about 20 years now. I noticed large holes in it, no sawdust around, but it is disentergrating.  Was told by  a professional that if it was bugs we'd see sawdust.  I still believe it could be some type of beetle eating […]

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How's it going? I live in western North Carolina.  I cut down a bunch of big eastern white pines off of my property last winter.  I am currently having them sawed at a local sawmill to use in my house.  Most of them are going to be used as exposed rafters in the ceiling and […]

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Our home is over 30 years old and we have never seen any evidence of Powderpost Beetles. We are considering renewing a Powderpost Beetle service contract (covers inspection and retreatment) that we have had for years but wonder if it makes sense to do so. With the information you provide and the products now available, […]

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