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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



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:

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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