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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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About 6-8 months ago, we started to find on a regular basis 2-3 powderpost beetles at a time. upstairs mainly, bed room, bathroom, water bowls, beds, closets, around windowsills [which needed sealing off – just fixed it]. My question – what number constitute an infestation? Will these few die off on its own? plus we […]

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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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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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We have a log cottage built in 1931 of black swamp cedar. An addition was added in 1969 but the outside of the logs have been painted for years. We are now finding powder post beetles in the newer logs. We had them treated 3 years ago with boron or borax by a pest control. […]

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We have an infestation of what is most likely powder post beetles in our juniper latilla ceiling. We would prefer to use the most effective, but least hazardous control. What would you recommend? If the wood is untreated and able to readily accept and absorb water, you’ll be able to use the BORACARE listed in […]

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I have a log home 2 yrs old. The outside of the home has been treated for insects before the stain and topcoat was applied.  This year I’ve noticed small piles of sawdust (caused by a boaring insect.)  I saw a very small insect mostly black and like a miniature wasp.  The hole it went […]

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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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I recently built a canopy bed and several other pieces of furniture from cedar logs and limbs and have now discovered the trees are infested with beetles. Some of the pieces are still raw, but the bed and a few chairs have been coated with polyurethane. From what i’ve read, i assume i’ll have to […]

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Early 1900 dressers from Italy, infested. Furniture in states 32 years. 10 in SC. Bugs started 3 years ago. Spring till Fall. They fly, live short life, powder, 1/4″ holes. Jecta Gel cannot drill holes. Boracare, Baygon?? We spray every other day with 30 dead. Any ideas which product, etc.? Thank you. In most any […]

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I bought some 8/4 x 10 hit/miss red oak to smooth up and use in furniture but had to store it in my garage for a year.  Found the dust, then the 3/32 holes along most of the edges, but also on some surfaces where contact was complete.  Now I’m wondering if the larvae reside […]

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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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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 one spot in the piece of wood holding up a shelf in our year old china cabinet.  The furniture store wants to come and get it right away, but the piece has been discontinued and we haven’t found anything else we like.  How fast to the beetles spread?  Will they stay in this […]

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Hello, My name is Danny and I work for a large general contractor in the L.A. area and have a client with Powder Post Beatles in on cabinet of a 17,000 SQ FT house. She doesn’t want to tent the house and I am wondering if you have a product that we could use instead […]

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