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We are considering buying a log home that is 30 years old. The owners said that there are old word worms in the wood. They are going to have the house covered in a tent & use a gas exterminating treated that way & then put on a protective coat. Will this work? Everything I've been reading says to strip it & use a borate solution & then coat. I can't tell them what to do but I want it done properly.

Answer:

I'm not sure what "old wood worms" are, but the best way to treat any wood boring/eating insects is to strip to bare wood and treat with a borate. Another problem with tenting and fumigating is that it will break down the gasket that is between each coarse of log.

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