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Our home is about a year old and still under construction. We had seen some small holes in our logs when they were first put up. Now it seems that they are getting worse and worse. We are not sure if we have an ACTIVE infestation or if this is over and done with. The exterminators have identified them as powder post beetles and old house borers. They say they do not seen any activity at this time but it could be becasue it is still cold. We have been advised to clean some of the construction saw

Answer:

Did you apply a borate treatment to the logs? If not, and you have not stained the logs you need to apply a good borate with a glycol base. It MUST be applied to bare wood for it to work. Shell Guard is a good one that you can get from Timeless Wood Care Products at 800-564-2987.

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Posted By Robert Selph
3/21/2005
we need to replace logs that have beetle damage. We live in Texas, close to Dallas area. We need the name and # of someon to replace logs.
Posted By Bernadette Woodfin
3/28/2005
We did not apply borate treatment to the logs and the stain is already on it. We now have cleaned up the construction saw dust and put making tape on some of the logs to see if this infestation is still active. If we decide to do a second coat of stain ,(exterior) since the stain has failed do you recommend a pesticide additive for powder post bettles and wood borers and if so which one? Thank you
Posted By Hector Munoz
5/29/2006
Need to replace a 3' rot of log - Can I fill in with some kind of material