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Most people fear that termites will infest their home. Yes, its true that termites may find a meal at your house. But they are not the only pests ready to eat the wood used to keep your house together… Powderpost Beetles and other wood eating insects….READ MORE…



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We have a log cottage built in 1931 of black swamp cedar. An addition was added in 1969 but the outside of the logs have been painted for years. We are now finding powder post beetles in the newer logs. We had them treated 3 years ago with boron or borax by a pest control. […]

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I have a log home 2 yrs old. The outside of the home has been treated for insects before the stain and topcoat was applied.  This year I’ve noticed small piles of sawdust (caused by a boaring insect.)  I saw a very small insect mostly black and like a miniature wasp.  The hole it went […]

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I have powder post beetles in some nice lumber I want to use.  I do not want to apply any surface control due to finishing problems later.  Can I kill the pests with a heat treatment, such as putting the wood in a kiln and heating to say 160 degrees for 30 min.  If so […]

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I have an armoire that has confirmed powder post beetles. I have had this furniture (bought new)for almost 2yrs and have noticed the “sawdust” piles for about a year. Your site gave me great info on this beetle-what it is, treatment, etc. My local pest control company had told me that i needed to fumigate […]

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BORACARE has long been the best insect and fungi wood preservative available for some time. Its unique formulation ensures deep penetration which is vital for stopping wood eating insects. But Boracare’s strength is also its weakness. By penetrating so well it tended to leave surface areas vulnerable. To remedy this shortcoming, Nisus Corporation has released […]

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Hello – I have signs of the powderpost beetles in the interior walls of my home. My pest control company says they can’t treat it because the wood is stained and it won’t absorb the pesticide. The area is a window sill in a house that’s over 50 years old. I did a remodel in […]

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