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Question:

In August of 2005 Hurricane Katrina came through and put down a number of trees on my place. I cut them into logs and fire wood and got the logs cut into lumber. Now when I start to use some of the lumber I find that beetles have made holes and trails in it. What can I do to protect this lumber from further damage by the beetles?

Thanks, Roy Moore


Answer:

Roy,

My guess is you have to kill them to prevent further damage. Hope you have no objection to that. While I am not a specialist in pest control, there is a lot of information on the Internet. A quick search turned up this informative website:

http://www.pestproducts.com/woodbeetleproducts.htm

Look like there is more than one way to rid yourself of those beetles.

Hope this helps.

Thanks for your question!

Sam Rieder
Highland Woodworking




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