Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
Pesticides come in on the customs front - not from the seller.
Though, since the wood did not originate in the US - and likely not even the UK - you'll want to take extra care to make sure it hasn't been treated with anything.
A five-minute boil won't accomplish much. You'll want to do something for an extended period of time, likely outdoors, if possible.
I'll boil it for half a day in the outdoors to make sure it sinks and rid of nasties. When the wood comes, does the customs leave a note saying they treated it? Thanks.