powderpost beetles

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Hello, I have a piece of furniture that I’m building from old barn timbers and believe I may have a problem with powderpost beetles. I applied a Borax solution to all sides of the timbers prior to construction of the furniture top in effort to kill any insects. I have already applied 5 coats of […]

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Hello, I was very excited to find your site with all of the useful information and plan on buying some products shortly but need to be clear on something. I have a question about powder post beetles. If a log home has an emergence of powder post beetles and the logs have been sealed with […]

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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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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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My husband and i are seriously considering purchasing a house in a historical section of the Northeast U.S. We had a home inspection today and he pointed out beams throughout the house that may have had powder beetles. The beams had many, many small holes. He did not think they were active but advised us […]

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Hi, we recently purchased a flower vase from india and got it to our home . I had not realized it but after two days i noticed a lot of powder falling off from the vase. I sensed something was wrong and when I turned it upside down, some brown tiny beetle like insects fell […]

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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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Hi, My wife and I own a wood frame house built in the 1840s in southwest Wisconsin. The basement is a hand dug stone and dirt floor. dark and moist. We recently began the process of digging the floor down to pour a cement floor and discovered that besides mold there is an existing infestation […]

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I have recently been given some old lumber that was part of the framing structure of a barn. I have various sizes of lumber ranging from 2″x6″ to 6″x6″ and others which I plan to use for furniture and cabinets and such. The wood is filled with beetle holes and I am not sure if […]

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I am pretty sure I have powder post beetles in my couch. What is the best way to get rid of them without damaging the fabric. This is a tough one. No doubt fumigation would be the “cleanest” method. But as our POWDERPOST BEETLE CONTROL article explains, this is very expensive and generally not a […]

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I just bought an antique buffet in an antique mall.  It is by far one of the favorite pieces I have collected.  I bought it in May-ish, and it was in the owner’s (of the mall) garage all summer. I do not remember any holes when I bought it and I looked it over pretty […]

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I am considering buying a very old (1840) log cabin that has been added on to over the years so that it is semi-invisible and more looking like a farm house. I saw old termite cases and asked for a pest inspector to check it.  He has found powderpost beetle damage in the basement.  I […]

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I do woodwork and have some lumber with powder post beetle infestation. I have used some off the shelf / Ortho ant and termite treatment that was effective but after a few years they are back. My shed is against the woods and the West Virginia DNR indicated there is no real escape. I do […]

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