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Powder Post Beetles4/27
Several of our competitors have had issue with PPBs over the years. From my uneducated research, it would appear that almost all typical kiln schedules should kill any living beetles or larvae.
I have two questions -
1. Is this true?
2. Once wood has been treated (heated to the point that all adults and larvae are killed), is KD wood a viable host to new infestation?
A typical dehumidification kiln schedule may not get hot enough. Lumber needs to be heated to the core to 135 deg. F. And yes, kiln dried wood may be reinfested.
Most of these issues are likely to have developed overseas. Does Europe and Asia tend to use DH kilns?