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Posted on Tips & Tricks: Insects in the Wood?

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 05:14 PM

After a scary bout of flying black insects hatching in the dead of winter, and a variety of large dark brown spiders emerging, I make sure that I remove all bark and soft wood from live edged pieces and spray with rubbing alcohol to saturate the soft wood of the piece. After that I use a boric acid solution that is marketed for pesticide use. It’s cheap and easy, but you MUST be careful not to get this stuff in waterways, ponds or planted areas as it will KILL indiscriminately.

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