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We have found exit holes and sawdust in the door and door frame of our home. We purchased the home new in 2011 so it is only 1.5 to 2 years old. What should we do to ensure that the beetle infestation will not spread in the house if we replace the front door and […]

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I have powderpost beetles in some of my ash wood trim and door frames. Several trim pieces are severely damaged and I intend to replace them. Can I remove and treat the back side of the trim with minimal exit holes and the nearby undamaged trim? The home is 5 years old, but I had […]

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I restore old dolls and recently started working on a project were the the legs and arms are turned wood; probably pine. Unfortuneatly there is evidence of powderpost beetles have been present. What is the life cycle; can freezing the items kill off what may still be there? I am not sure that using products […]

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I just noticed a hole on the inside of our one-year-old new cabinets (oak). I knew something had been "chewing" in the corner of the wall before the new cabinets were installed. Now, I have found these holes almost everywhere. The inside of the cabinets are not finished. Would staining or painting them stop them? […]

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If you find an infestation or the little holes how can you tell if its old or new? I have a cedar log home and do I need to strip all the varnish to apply the "cure" suggested to penetrate the wood and then re-varnish? Does it discolor the wood ? Thanks. First, BORACARE goes […]

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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 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 […]

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Our neighbors have found that their house has a serious powderpost beetle problem.  Our house is about 75 feet away from theirs with a detached garage in between.  Is there a possibility of the beetles spreading to our house? Thanks. There is always a threat that neighboring populations of any insect can spread. This is […]

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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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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 […]

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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 just bought an antique buffet in an antique mall.  It is by far one of the favorite pieces I have collected.  I bought it in May-ish, and it was in the owner's (of the mall) garage all summer. I do not remember any holes when I bought it and I looked it over pretty […]

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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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Hi Great site. I have some white oak logs I will be making furniture with, that have been infested with some sort of bug. These bugs shoot out off-white saw dust cylinders that are the diameter of the hole, but literally extend up 1-2 inches, often curling over.   When touched, the disintegrate into sawdust. I […]

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In March 2010 noticed "shot holes" on top of Duncan Phyffe mahogany dining table that weren't there in February.  New windows installed in our 37 yr old home March 1 & 2 on cold AND HUMID days.  Purchased Bora Care mid March but haven't applied it yet.  More holes discovered on plywood chair bottoms and […]

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