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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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Hello, I build Mesquite art and I have a bar top that I installed in a new home. The piece is finished and has oil based polyurethane on it. I have been noticing 2 areas where the beetle is coming out. I am seeing small fine dust and tiny pin hole’s in the sap wood. […]

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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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I just imported an Icon from Russia. The package was full of powder when I opened it. There is apparently no exterior damage but because the Icon is covered with an Oklad (metal cover which cannot be removed) I don’t know how to proceed. It is about 12×14 inches, so big gallons of chemicals, odorless […]

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hi, i bought a beautiful carved wooden animal from Oaxaca mexico that is painted with wonderful designs and I now see that every day there is white powder coming out of it. i now see that there are teeny little holes so it looks like there is some kind of bug in there.  i tried […]

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I have a lot of damaged wood caused by powderpost beetles. I can see their exit holes and the powder is falling out of most. Do I need to replace this beam where they have been causing all the damage? They only seem to be in the one beam ( I think they call it […]

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