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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 just brought home a load of old barn boards and  piled the load next to another load of cedar boards about 75 yards from my house, with the intent of building a shed.  Then I noticed all the tiny exit holes and fresh sawdust.  Should I burn all the barn boards?  Is there any […]

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we have an evergreen that is dead & has been cut down. is there any way to use the old wood? we thought it it would be nice to make something out of it. but it does still have some live activity. we are seeing bore holes & sawdust.  is it worth saving or not? […]

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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 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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