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Killing Borer in Wooden Coasters

Best method for killing boring beetles is to use heat. Warming the wood to a set temperature for a designated length of time will eradicate the beetles and their larvae. Beetle type determines the ...
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What is this pest living in my drying lumber and how do I eliminate it?

There aren't a lot of pests that eat wood. This page provides a pretty good list, including: Carpenter ants (see this page for id and control details) are large black ants that nest in structures ...
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Protecting wood from powder post beetles

I have not found any reference for the bark comment but depending where it is stored and even if you haven't had problems in the past you cannot assume you are safe from infestation. I personally have ...
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Protecting wood from powder post beetles

Some pests like the Emerald Ash Borer need a living tree to infest and live, they eat the 'pulpy' layer under the bark, and in large quantities will girdle a tree and kill it. So an Ash without bark ...
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What is this pest living in my drying lumber and how do I eliminate it?

Looks like powder post beetles to me. If that is the case you have some nice firewood. Sorry.
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How do you remove bed bugs from lumber?

It's worth knowing that Bed bugs don't have a particular affection for wood but any small space where they can hide near a host. Don't use it Best advice I would say for materials that have a known ...
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Killing Borer in Wooden Coasters

Borer is a little ambiguous since that describes several species of beetle. There is a basic introductory article from LifeStyle that breaks down some of those species and how you can identify which ...
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Does a vacuum kiln kill powder post beetles?

Given that there is no way to 100% keep powderpost beetles from entering your home, even with professionally cured and stored lumber, what you are doing is trying to minimize your exposure. Control of ...
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Termite treatment for non-treated lumber?

You make indoor spaces ant and termite resistant by having an exterminator come into your house and, using the appropriate chemicals in the recommended manner on a recommended schedule, spray wood ...
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How do you remove bed bugs from lumber?

Bedbugs are easily killed with heat, and fortunately high heat is not required. 45C or 113F is sufficient to kill all stages of bedbug life if heated for an hour. Depending on the amount of lumber, ...
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