Will the post beetles invade my walls or other wood in the room?

Question : I have a shelf unit that has a really old looking door, probably from Indonesia.  A pest company fumigated inside a plastic tent, several times over a week.  A year later and the dust is back, indicating beetles are still there.  We clean and the dust returns.  The company no longer can operate a plastic tent unless they drive it to another location, hours away, cost prohibited.  (California is so strictly regulated.)

This insecticide works the best on unfinished wood. Sometimes for shelf units, the inside is unfinished and so you can take this insecticide and paint it on from the inside. It is called Boracare Termiticide. It is a termiticide, but it is also effective for wood boring beetles. Other than this though, I am not sure what else will work for your situation. I sincerely apologize that I can not help you any better than I have tried to. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

Is there any product I can use myself?  The wood is already dark and unvarnished, and has some paint colors, and looks really ancient.  It looks like it used to be a door.  I don’t really care if the product darkens the wood.  Would the heat treatment used for termites work?

Will the post beetles (the pest company told me that was the problem) invade my walls or other wood in the room?  Should I throw the piece away?  It only cost $350, but I really like it, it’s really unique.

Answer: This insecticide works the best on unfinished wood. Sometimes for shelf units, the inside is unfinished and so you can take this insecticide and paint it on from the inside. It is called Boracare Termiticide. It is a termiticide, but it is also effective for wood boring beetles. Other than this though, I am not sure what else will work for your situation. I sincerely apologize that I can not help you any better than I have tried to. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.

BORACARE TERMITICIDE

Tags »

Author:
Date: Saturday, 16. April 2011 13:27
Feed for the post RSS 2.0 Comment this post

Submit comment

-->