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Woodworm Infestation and Treatment
By Dave Smith

Hello All,  Ignoring what might be the obvious answer -- that is,
"Don't buy it!" -- let's just suppose you found a good deal on a great
instrument that shows evidence of wood worm.  Let's go on and say it
is one of those things you _must_ have; you know, like all the other
stuff in your collection!

How would you treat such a problem?  What for sure kills these pests?
Will a winter in upstate New York, stored in cold storage, do the trick?

I have asked fumigators and they have a procedure of "bagging" the
object and filling the bag with some type of chemical.  Has anyone
ever done anything like this?

Thanks,
Dave Smith

 [ At http://www.targetpest.co.nz/borer.html :
 [
 [ "Fumigation with methyl bromide will eradicate infestations but is
 [ usually only practical for pieces of furniture or properties that
 [ can easily be completely sealed.  Methyl bromide has no residual
 [ action, so, following fumigation, treatment of the timber with
 [ residual insecticide is required to protect the wood from further
 [ infestation."
 [
 [ MMD articles on this subject are indexed at
 [ http://mmd.foxtail.com/Archives/KWIC/W/woodworm.html
 [
 [ -- Robbie


(Message sent Wed 6 Jun 2007, 21:51:06 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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