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We have a friend who discovered powderpost beetles in their wainscoting on a plaster wall around their fireplace. The wainscoting is painted. Is there a product to treat/kill the beetles over painted wood? The insect control technician who diagnosed the problem said products to treat/kill the PPDs in the wood such as Boracare wouldn't be […]

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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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We have a wooden TV Console that has several worm holes with dust around the holes. We have learned that Rooms To Go imports their furniture and the federal government 'requires' the furniture be treated, but there have been instances of untreated furniture being imported to the U.S. We would like to know how to […]

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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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Friends bought a cabinet from Walmart (from China) and one of the support pieces has evidence of woodworm. In six months, it has gotten worse with over 20 exit holes and telltale "talcum" powder-like dust piles. What should they do? If you review our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you'll learn about a product called BORACARE. […]

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I have a decorative grapewood display on my wall and today I found a larva of some sort beneath it, evidently had fallen out. I looked at the branch directly above it and there were 3 holes.  The larva was about 3/4 inch long, off-whitish with a wide head, very puffy.  I found what I […]

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I have  a pecan table I just recently purchased that shows signs of active powder post beetle. The builder of the table is cooperative. He tried boric acid, but that didn't do the trick. I'm in TX and we're experiencing a number of days of below freezing temps. I put the table outside a couple […]

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Hi! my name is juan, and i have powderpost holes on my mesquite wood floor. some on the wood and some on the sap wood. how do i take care of this problem? It will require one of the two treatments listed in our article on how to treat hardwood flooring. Most people will strip […]

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