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 matching buffet. Did moisture prompt dormant larvae to mature to adulthood? Are adults a threat to structure of home and other furniture (new or old)? Can applying Bora Care drive live adults out into our home? Which prompts the concern about where to treat furniture. Garage has raw radiata lumber we don't want infested yet lots of rain/humidity in Mobile, AL means outside on deck (pretty rotten wood that could be infested during treatment) is a risky place for my antique furniture. Can we feel safe about doing treatment indoors in a room with ceramic tile lined with plastic that has no other furniture besides cabinets to apply Bora Care? Will it be safe re: fumes for my 4 and 6 yr old to inhale if inside?
New interior doors, base and crown moulding has been installed to home since purchasing in May 2008 but no exit holes found. No exit holes in new furniture. Was old furniture the source of infestation? Is treatment of all raw sides of furniture necessary? Filling and refinishing holes is my preference right? Weighing out the value of time to be invested in pieces which need a lot of work.
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