powderpost beetles

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I really appreciate the info you shared on these insects.  I receive letters of thanks all the time from people who have visited my real estate site and learned something, so it’s nice I have someplace to go to learn about something I lack knowledge in.  Great article, thorough, well written and it answered all […]

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How’s it going? I live in western North Carolina.  I cut down a bunch of big eastern white pines off of my property last winter.  I am currently having them sawed at a local sawmill to use in my house.  Most of them are going to be used as exposed rafters in the ceiling and […]

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DEAR JONATHAN: I AM READING AND STUDYING YOUR INFORMATION SHEET ON MOLD, MILDEW, DECAY FUNGUS, ETC. I NEED HELP, HOWEVER, UNDERSTANDING WHAT CONDITIONS OF MOLD, MILDEW, DECAY FUNGUS, ETC. REQUIRE PLAIN BORACARE AND WHICH NEED BORACARE WITH MOLD CARE.   PLEASE ADVISE. THANKS….. This is a great question and one we get asked a lot. As […]

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Greetings:  I was wondering if you folks could assist me regarding some “bugs” that have infested some furniture of ours. We recently purchased a set of very rustic Hickory wood furniture that has evidence of some sort of infestation.  We haven’t seen any bugs, but there is evidence of them as there are fine sawdust […]

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Our home is over 30 years old and we have never seen any evidence of Powderpost Beetles. We are considering renewing a Powderpost Beetle service contract (covers inspection and retreatment) that we have had for years but wonder if it makes sense to do so. With the information you provide and the products now available, […]

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I get the ceiling in the basement treated yearly for post powder beetles. Is this necessary? There hasn’t been any evidence of the beetle in the last 5 yrs. Thanks for your help. As explained in our POWDERPOST BEETLE ARTICLE, most all treatments will last a lot longer than one year. Are you sure there […]

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I have powder post beetles in some nice lumber I want to use.  I do not want to apply any surface control due to finishing problems later.  Can I kill the pests with a heat treatment, such as putting the wood in a kiln and heating to say 160 degrees for 30 min.  If so […]

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I recently installed a maple wood floor in a bedroom of my house. Before sanding and sealing I noticed the evidence of powderpost beetles, small holes and small piles of powdery sawdust. I obtained some Boracare and applied it to the floor per instructions. After completely drying, I sanded and sealed the floor. Within a […]

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I have removed 50 year old southern pine, rough sawn boards from an old barn. These boards were not exposed to the weather because they were sided with tin. I want to use them for flooring and bat and board siding. They are quite infested with the powder post beetle. What should I do to […]

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Hello – I have signs of the powderpost beetles in the interior walls of my home. My pest control company says they can’t treat it because the wood is stained and it won’t absorb the pesticide. The area is a window sill in a house that’s over 50 years old. I did a remodel in […]

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I believe that I have powderpost beetles in a 2006 RV that I just purchased. They seem to be concentrated only in the bathroom of the RV. The walls have wallpaper on them. Can I apply the Boracare to the wallpaper? Will it penetrate through wallpaper? Boracare needs to be applied to the wood directly […]

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