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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 is why the only place there is an active "infestation" is between the joist where there is a heating duct up through the floor?  The "sub-floor" is made of the manufactured plywood. There is some obvious damage to the 2X6's floor joists, but I worry if it might go deeper to places that I cant see.

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Thank-you so much for all your information it has helped so much.
We had a guy come from Orkin today to check for us.  We had notice holes in our dresser.  And my husband went under the house and he also saw some holes.
The guy said it would cost 4,000 they put a tent up and heat up the hole house.
The problem is we just had the house painted 1 month ago.  And the man said it would ruin the paint job need to wait 5 months.
I talked to a guy from Hawaiian and he told me they shot the holes up with WD-40 and it kills the Borer Beetle and eggs.
We are open to anything that would help and that we can buy and do ourselves.
Thank-you, H.

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I have a 70 yr old home with original wood floors.  I live in central FL.  Recently I have noticed long marks that look like deep scratches.  Some of them are quite deep and about 1/8 – 1/4 inch wide and 3 or 4 inches long. In certain areas the damage is getting worse pretty fast.   I have lived here for 8 years and this has just been going on for about 6 months.  I have dogs and thought at first that their nails were damaging the floor.
I have asked my termite place about it but have not gotten a satisfactory answer.
Any and all suggestions for what it can be and how to treat it will be accepted.

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