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Where PPB’ s have emerged from finished hardwood flooring although it is presumed they will not lay their eggs on the finished wood, is it reasonable to suspect that the Beetles may seek to re-enter the floor at a flight or exit hole to lay their eggs? How many eggs will a Beetle lay at […]

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There’re in a 30-year old upright piano. I can see the areas they’ve attacked. It’s in a house in Vermont that’s unheated during the winter. The exterior is black and varnished, but the interior–keys, soundboard, etc.–is pine and spruce and in its natural state. There’s been some fine sawdust on the floor coming from one section […]

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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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Most people fear that termites will infest their home. Yes, its true that termites may find a meal at your house. But they are not the only pests ready to eat the wood used to keep your house together… Powderpost Beetles and other wood eating insects….READ MORE…



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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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Our barn is about 100 years old & we are finding considerable damage in the ground to ceiling (two stories) main supporting 12×12 beams (oak). We have already replaced an area over a doorway & part of a floor support beam. What do you suggest? I read your information on Boracare. There are no animals […]

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Our house was built in 2006.  Every year since then, around this time of year, we’ve noticed the bore holes and powder in our hardwood floors.  It seems to be localized to the kitchen only. Last year and 1 time so far this year, we were able to catch the beetle.  It looks like a […]

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Have an Manzanita trunk that is made into an artificial tree.  Wondered if its possible to get this Powderpost Beetle in it? Manzanita trees are susceptible to bark beetles as well as many species of Powder Post Beetles. And if it’s stored out in the open, it’s more likely to get infested. I suggest you […]

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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 have a big Halloween party every year.  One of the main decorations is a dead tree that I bring in, put orange lights on and scary decorations.  This year the tree has some kind of bugs that are making a “saw-dust” mess.  A friend believes they are powderpost beetles. Before bringing the tree, in […]

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Can powderpost beetles infest cardboard boxes? I’m wondering if it’s safe to store a bunch of the boxes in a room that’s already infested. If you review our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn the basic biology of this insect which is explained at the beginning of the article. As you’ll learn, adults emerge from […]

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Oh where to start, I have a log home, my husband bought me a hutch homemade from oak, since we’ve had it i’ve always noticed little dust like piles around it. thought nothing of it until the piles became little mounds. this was beginning of june in which u stated that thats when they “come […]

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I think I might have powderpost beetles in my RV. How would I treat my RV and do these things bite humans. First, the easy question to answer: I’m not aware of anyone getting bit by a powderpost beetle. Now could it happen? Most definitely. Adults have chewing mouth parts used to bore their way […]

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Hello, 1) I have heavily treated a bunch of roughsawn English Sycamore boards with BoraCare after noticing several small pin holes appearing with fine saw dust, etc.  It has been a week since treating and today I noticed several more holes with saw dust in the boards.  Is this normal? 2) I make musical instruments […]

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Hello I have been reading about these things and talking to some professionals..I am extremely confused with all this info. I know I have active infestation in my living room, the most recent room we put in hardwood (red oak)…it has concrete under it and no basement for that addition.  I understand that the larvae […]

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