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Termite control for drywood termite

Hello I have a cabin on my property that has termites (family: kalotermitidae). The termites are located in structural beams of the roof. The roof was improperly constructed and these beams were wet, rotten and apparently full of termites. The beams are being replaced with treated lumber and the roof is being re-done to reduce moisture. I am reading that for these types of termites (possibly dampwood rather than subterranean) the best treatment is simply to replace the wood. Does anyone know if insecticide treatments are recommended or necessary in my situation? Thanks!

Benton County OR termites wood Posted about 1 month ago

cedar boards cut from pasture bugs

we cut cedar trees to make boards to make frames. Now about 18 months later, tried to cut it uo, and it has magot looking larve all over it. under the bark and in the white wood. what are they?, will they go away, will they damage my house?

Blue Earth County MN Posted 3 months ago

Attic Rafter Deterioration

I have a house in Northeast Portland built in 1923 that shows deterioration of the attic rafters. It appears as honeycomb holes along the direction of the wood fiber. Is there an OSU department that determine the cause and remediation? I've attached 2 pictures and can send a sample for analysis. Thanks, Jim B.

Multnomah County OR Posted 5 months ago

Plywood bugs

I built a kitchen 5 years ago and last year I received a call for the owners stating the cabinets had powder post beetles I called Timber products and they told he that in there hot press procedure no living organism would survive. Ive been reading on this and Ive come across forums that state different. What is your take?

Los Angeles County CA Posted 6 months ago

The photos I've submitted were taken in my 113 year-old home. The floors are...

The photos I've submitted were taken in my 113 year-old home. The floors are original

Multnomah County OR Posted 11 months ago

I'm curious what is causing these holes photo 4

I'm curious what is causing these holes photo 4

Multnomah County Oregon Posted 11 months ago

I'm curious what is causing these holes photo 3

I'm curious what is causing these holes photo 3

Multnomah County Oregon Posted 11 months ago

I'm curious what is causing these holes photo 2

I'm curious what is causing these holes photo 2

Multnomah County Oregon Posted 11 months ago

I'm curious what is causing the holes here in my floors. more photos to come!...

I'm curious what is causing the holes here in my floors. more photos to come! photo 1

Multnomah County Oregon Posted 11 months ago

Cedar siding - dry or green installation?

I own a Woodmizer bandsaw and can produce beveled siding and board and batten from western red cedar. I've had two different gentlemen tell me that cedar beveled siding is best to attach the boards to the wall with relatively high moisture content, perhaps even green. One of the men definitely has extensive knowledge about all things related to forestry, and I tend to believe him as he explained the nailing procedure and the "floating top edge" that allows drying in place without cracking. Do you have a reference on this topic that I can point to such that I can convince non-believing customers?

Pierce County Washington wood products lumber house siding portable sawmills wood siding Posted about 1 year ago