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How Do You Get Rid Of Termites In Antique Wood Furniture?

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Termites eat wood, and they will infest not only cheap drywall, but also expensive antique wood furniture. The latter is not as common, but it does happen. Unfortunately, it may go unnoticed until much of the damage already has been done. Fortunately, there are a few options to get rid of termites once they have been discovered in antiques. And termites are not the only insects that will eat wood furniture. Beetles also may damage your antiques. The treatment is the same for termites and beetles. Wrap the antique furniture in plastic, making it airtight. Place the furniture in freezing temperatures for two weeks. This may require keeping it outside during the winter, possibly in the garage. In warmer climates, you may need to find someone with a freezer willing to let you store it. Large libraries use freeze-drying to treat books and may be open to your antique furniture. Leave the furniture bagged for a day after you take it out of freezing temperatures. Allow it to warm up. ... more
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