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I just noticed a hole on the inside of our one-year-old new cabinets (oak). I knew something had been “chewing” in the corner of the wall before the new cabinets were installed. Now, I have found these holes almost everywhere. The inside of the cabinets are not finished. Would staining or painting them stop them? […]

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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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Hi, I have visited your website and wonder if the Jecta gel for wood would work in my particular situation: I have an active but small (?) powderpost beetle infestation in the wood portion of a (finished) console table (two 7 ft pieces of wood go across a 3-4 foot high metal base). The 2-3 […]

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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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I have small holes in some logs being used for furniture and I’m sure they’re some kind of boring beetle. What species might they be and how can I treat? I’d like to save this furniture as it was handmade and only a couple of years old. There are many species of wood boring beetles […]

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I have white worms that are about an inch long. They have a brown head and a brown band just behind the head. I am finding them in some beams that are being used in my shed. They seem to be eating teh wood. i see alot of sawdust falling from where they’re active.What can […]

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