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Subject: Pest control

Pest control

From: Yoram Haviv <yoram>
Date: Monday, December 9, 1996
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Do you know of a *reliable* way to control powderpost beetle
infestation in a small item of furniture (clocks)? Can I use
anything in my back yard inside a plastic trash bag?

I encounter recurrent problems with Powder Post Beetle infestation.
I collect clocks and often antique clocks from Germany and Austria
are badly infested with active Powder Post Beetles. (Powder dust is
found in the movements and other signs of active infestation).
Usually I control that with Methyl Bromide fumigation over the
weekend. However, that entails a trip of over an hour each
direction.

I do not have a deep freezer, and besides a deep freezer will crack
the clock glasses.

Jerry

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