Hickory/Pecan and True Pecan

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Hickory/Pecan and True Pecan are favored specie for the dreaded powder post beetle. Some believe the beetle can survive the kiln drying process. Studies have show otherwise. A good preventative maintenance recommendation is after installation while the floor is acclimating treat the floor with Boracare or Timbor. Put the solution in a bug sprayer. Spray the top of the boards so they are wet. Allow the floor to dry. The solution will then penetrate into the floor. This will kill any insects attacking the floor for 50 years. You will never get the dreaded call. This is also a good procedure to follow upon reinstallation of any recycled or reclaimed flooring.