Can you treat powder post beetles yourself?

Surface Treatments- Active infestations present in bare, exposed wood should be treated with a pesticide containing “borate”, such as BoraCare or Timbor. Borate-containing products will pentrate and get rid of Powderpost beetles inside the wood as well as those entering or exiting the surface of the wood.

How do you fix powder post beetle damage?

Powder post beetle damage is typically treated with a topical insecticide spray. Where infestation is severe and active, a tenting and fumgiation procedure (typically using Vikane) can be effective at killing both adult and larval powder post beetles.

How do I know if my powder post beetles are active?

The holes and the powder that falls from the holes may exist for many years, but is NOT an indication that there are beetles alive in the wood at this time. If the infestation is active, there will be recent holes or the sound of feeding may be heard. The treatment will depend on the severity of the infestation.

How much does it cost to treat powder post beetles?

I have worked in many urban areas of the US and during those times discovered costs could range from $500.00 to $5000.00 depending on the level of work, treatment and coverage involved.

Can you spray for powder post beetles?

Insecticide sprays applied to wood surfaces are also effective in controlling powderpost beetles. Tempo (cyfluthrin) and two borate products called Bora-Care and Tim-Bor are the only registered insecticide sprays that can be used in occupied structures.

How much does it cost to get rid of powder post beetles?

How much does it cost to get rid of powderpost beetles?

How do you fumigate for powder post beetles?

Control powderpost beetles by spraying or painting infested wood with one of the above mentioned insecticides. All surfaces being treated must be thoroughly wetted for effective control. This type of treatment will kill emerging adults rather than larvae since the insecticide will penetrate only slightly into the wood.

How much does it cost to tent a house for powder post beetles?

It’s highly effective, fast to get done and for many situations the best way to go. However, it’s very expensive. I’m sure if you call around to local service companies that do fumigation, you’ll quickly find out that this kind of treatment routinely costs thousands. To tent a house is usually $10,000 and up.