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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 built a house 4 years ago and purchased some handhewn beams taken from an old barn.  They were supposedly treated before we received them.  After receiving them, we had them stained and put in our great room.  Over the past few months I have noticed evidence of beetles.  My question is can Bora care […]

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My house is 9 years old and has an unfinished basement.  We heat our home with a “wood furnace”, and do keep some wood inside during the winter.  I started to notice the fine powder piles a year ago.  I have done much research about the “beetles”.  But the one thing I cant figure out […]

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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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Hi, I recently installed a new oak hardwood floor. It was raw wood which I stained (oil base) and finished with polyurethane. Shortly after, signs of powder post beetles were evident. Though it took me a week to figure out what the heck the little piles of sawdust were all about, I am now adamant […]

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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 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 have an armoire that has confirmed powder post beetles. I have had this furniture (bought new)for almost 2yrs and have noticed the “sawdust” piles for about a year. Your site gave me great info on this beetle-what it is, treatment, etc. My local pest control company had told me that i needed to fumigate […]

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Hi, In your article you say the holes are the bugs leaving, where do they go?  I had a 5″ antique wood with painted enamel pocket watch holder in my china cabinet for a couple of years. Yesterday I happened to look at it & noticed many tiny holes & when I shook it dust […]

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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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BORACARE has long been the best insect and fungi wood preservative available for some time. Its unique formulation ensures deep penetration which is vital for stopping wood eating insects. But Boracare’s strength is also its weakness. By penetrating so well it tended to leave surface areas vulnerable. To remedy this shortcoming, Nisus Corporation has released […]

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Hi, I have a pine tree cut in half and am using it for a vanity top for a sink in one of my bathrooms. It was in someone’s yard, cut, sanded, stained and sealed with a polyurethane.  It has been in my house for 6 months and yesterday I noticed what is the sculptured […]

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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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