Oct 02, 2020 - 07:18 AM
The only possible way to treat them yourself is to remove the stain, paint or varnish and the apply BoraCare or Totality to the wood. The wood has to be in a "bare" state in order for this to work. In most cases, complete removal of stain or varnish is difficult and time consuming, It then has to be reapplied after treatment.
In most cases, depending on where you live and availability, fumigation of the furniture by a licensed fumigator is recommended. Fumigation is a process of placing the furniture into a closed chamber and then dispursing a gas known as "Vikane" into the chamber. The Vikane penetrates the wood and kills the beetles, larvae, eggs and pupae. It leaves no trace behind and once fumigated, the furniture looks just like it did before. You can't purchase Vikane and do this yourself. It is a RESTRICTED USE pesticide and requires special licensing, permits, etc. to purchase and store.
I have an article on how to kill powder post beetles here - http://www.epestsupply.com/powder-pos...
Hope this helps.