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We have an infestation of what is most likely powder post beetles in our juniper latilla ceiling. We would prefer to use the most effective, but least hazardous control. What would you recommend?

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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 think are dead powder post beetles in a basket below with sawdust.  My question is this:  I would like to treat this decorative piece of 50 year old grapewood with all of its interesting holes, etc.  I just want to ensure that I can get rid of its current inhabitants for good.  What would you use to treat this?

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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 of days ago. Will those freezing temps kill the bug and any larvae? the thickest pieces are about an inch.

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Hi,

I recently installed a new oak hardwood floor. It was raw wood which I stained (oil base) and finished with polyurethane. Shortly after, signs of powder post beetles were evident. Though it took me a week to figure out what the heck the little piles of sawdust were all about, I am now adamant to get rid of these buggers. I certainly do not want to refinish these floors, so I am curious about the Jecta Gel. Can I apply it in the pinhead size exit holes? Is the applicator that small?

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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 for 3days (at their location) and had to be done in 70 degree weather or above, truck rental expense,costing lots of money. Seems i can handle this w/Boracare myself.
My question is : My piece of furniture is stained-inside and out-not varnished or polyurethaned. Can i apply Boracare to the outside and the "finish" not be noticeably ruined?
Thanks for your insight!  K.

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