Mar 01, 2013 - 09:25 PM
Powder post beetles in cabinets are not easily controlled. If the infestation is limited to a particular piece or section of wood, and if the wood can be sanded to remove stain, lacquer, paint, etc, then Bora Care can be applied to kill the beetles and prevent further infestation. Here is the link to BoraCare - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/60...
If the infestation is greater than a single piece of wood, and if you are seeing more than 12 "exit" holes per square foot of wood, then fumigation is the only answer if you do not want to replace the cabinets.
Cabinet replacement can be substantially less than fumigation in most cases. Fumigation will kill all beetles, eggs, and larvae in the infested wood and other unseen areas. Fumigation of the cabinets in a chamber or trailer - which involves removing the cabinets from the home and placing them inside a chamber and then fumigating them with a fumigant such as VIKANE (Restricted Use Product) is the best method.
Total structural fumigation which involves wrapping the entire structure in a tent and fumigating it with Vikane, is the most recommended method of controlling powder post beetles.
Here is our page on powder post beetles - http://www.epestsupply.com/powder-pos...