"Some pests, such as powder post
beetles, may appear within the first year, and the builder will be directly responsible," says Dr.
Depending on the type of powder post
beetle and the species, the life cycle may range from 3 months to 2 or more years.
You might have heard of powder post
beetles, house longhorn beetles or even worse death watch beetles.
The sapwood is vulnerable to attack from powder post
beetles and moderately resistant to termites in Africa.
Sapwood vulnerable to attack from powder post
beetle but heartwood is considered durable.
Heartwood durability is variable, and sapwood is vulnerable to attack by powder post
The wood has a slight sour odor is non-durable and subject to attack by powder post
beetles However, it can be treated with preservatives.
Sapwood is liable to attack by powder post
beetle Wood is generally rated as non-durable although heartwood can be durable.
"The strips are treated with a boric acid and lime solution to extract the starch that attracts termites or powder post
East Indian laurel is listed as moderately durable, with its sapwood liable to attack by powder post
The sapwood is vulnerable to attack by insects, especially the powder post
beetle, but the heartwood is very durable, The heartwood resists preservatives; its sapwood can be treated.