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Susan writes

How can I treat painted rocking chairs for powderpost beetles?

These are very nice, made from reclaimed oak and now beetles are causing sawdust can they be treated since painted?


The only way to treat the chairs with an insecticide is to strip the paint and apply a product called Bora-Care. If that is not an option you can check with local pest control companies to see if they offer a fumigation chamber or heat chamber that would be the correct size to treat the chairs.

Answer last updated on: 03/19/2011

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