Andrew from Augusta, Ga writes,
Reclaimed Wood with Post Hole Beetle Infestation
I have roughly 200 Sq ft of reclaimed barn wood that I'm trying to use to build some tables, night stands, etc with. It's all 1 inch thick and has signs of a current infestation of post hole beetles. (Fresh powder around new holes). I think boracare would be my best bet because it will penetrate throughout from one side. Should 1 gallon cover this and leave me a good bit left over? Can I just treat from one side? Will it leave any residue or color behind that will not allow me to use the wood for projects? I really want to salvage this wood because it's so hard to find good reclaimed wood. Please let me know if I have any other options as well.
Answer last updated on: 08/31/2014