How to Get House Beetles Out of Furniture?

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Does anyone know of a fumigation company or an effective way to treat furniture that looks like it may house beetles?  There is some sawdust under our dresser and after some research it seems like that would be from beetles and not termites.  Borax apparently only treats surfaces.  Does anyone have experience with this problem or with a fumigation company that has experience with treating furniture?

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Whatisthis Jun 28, 2018 12:36 PM
How to Get House Beetles Out of Furniture?

Thank you to everyone who posted comments. Learned a lot about beetles. There used to be a place in town that had a chamber where you could bring your furniture to to get fumigated but it went out of business. Fumigation was not necessary and also has its drawbacks, like that we would have had to haul our 180 lbs piece of furniture to a place and pay even more. Ended up with Brian of Greens Entomological Services who was super knowledgeable. We highly recommend him if you have a problem like this. You can reach them at 805/642-2177. Super nice guy on top of it!

monkeyboy Jun 21, 2018 11:02 AM
How to Get House Beetles Out of Furniture?

We had boring bugs that weren't termites in a few hardwood floor boards. I used a pyrethrin based insecticide and saturated the holes, then covered with tape for a while to encapsulate, then cleaned the area thoroughly at a later date. With this type of infestation, it does not pay to go "holistic" while your wood is destroyed (now with the lovely scent of whatever natural remedy you googled). Nuke em from orbit.

Waterboy Jun 21, 2018 08:13 AM
How to Get House Beetles Out of Furniture?

If you know someone with a restaurant or other access to a large walk in freezer you can kill the bugs by giving them a couple of days in subzero temperatures. I used to put problematic antique furniture in the barn in NH in the winter. Works like a charm and no poisons !

Channelfog Jun 21, 2018 06:04 AM
How to Get House Beetles Out of Furniture?

If you know of someone who is tenting/fumigating their house, put it inside the building when they fumigate. This works well. Powder post beetle can destroy furniture and also can spread. You also may be able to bag the furniture in plastic and "bug bomb" it, but do this outdoors or in a well ventilated garage. The former suggestion is the best.

a-1542390825 Jun 20, 2018 01:09 PM
How to Get House Beetles Out of Furniture?

Here's a link that may help you. I guess you have Powderpost beetles? Learn something new every day. ------https://organicdailypost.com/top-natural-remedies-removing-powderpost-beetles/

Whatisthis Jun 20, 2018 12:11 PM
How to Get House Beetles Out of Furniture?

We are not touching the drawers so it could not be from rubbing. Initially we thought it was from the furniture settling in it’s place after shipping. But we cleaned it up and the saw dust reappeared. Unfortunately i don’t understand the advice about making a stool.

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