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  • #16
    This creepy dude was in my house Sunday night, the bug app I downloaded said it’s a pine Sawyer, I’m wondering if he came from the log?

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    • #17
      I googled Pine Sawyer imagees and found a pic of a tree with the same kind of hole.
      Every day should be unwrapped like a precious gift.

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      • #18
        There is a large crosscut section of a Sequoia Redwood in a local park, completed riddled with holes and surrounded by flying bumblebees.

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        • #19
          I'd get a bug bomb from the Grocery store - the type you bomb a bedroom with ! - and put the Bear into a large trash bag with a smoking bomb. Seal up and keep it outdoors. It will out-gas
          through the sealed end if not really tight - and you want the bag to blow up with plenty of gas. Wait a day and air it out. These can transfer to the Chairs in the house or on the porch if not dealt with with one process or another. Good luck.

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          • #20
            It looks like you may have what we call a bark beatles. In general, they will lay thier egg in the bark and then the larva will chew its way into the wood. When they mature they turn into the creature you have pictured. A lot of times the finish we use will take care of the criters, but every once and a while one remains. If they are active you will see a course pile of sawdust at the base of the carving and a hole. All you need to do is spray a bug killer in the hole and done. They are ugly buggers but will not infest your home to my knowledge. Hope this helps.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Momof2woodenbeara View Post
              This is inside my https://www.carton-pas-cher.com/] Carton déménagement double cannelure [/url]
              house. I didn’t want it outside due to it be stolen, weather etc
              Hello !
              I’m a new member here and I may not help but I do not see any bugs in your picture.
              Thanks!

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              • #22
                It's a Pine Sawyer indeed if it still matters...

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                • #23
                  OK not Hemiptera but Coleoptera. Bring the wood to my place. Leave it outside my front door for a couple of days.
                  If you thought you had an insect infestation, -35C will frost their cojones.

                  Seriously, watch for fresh sawdust to get pushed out of any holes. The fumes from CA glue in the holes will fog their day as well.
                  Brian T

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Arthur C. View Post
                    I don't know if it's effective, but on a forum for clock collectors/repairers, it was suggested at one time that wormy wooden clock cases could be treated by putting them in plastic trash bags with mothballs shuttle paris transfer. After any treatment, I'd suggest putting the piece on a surface that would show any sawdust produced by active critters for a period of time before allowing it back into your home.
                    In fact they are termites that eat wood and make them moldy when they leave them.


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                    • #25
                      With antennaes like that, I wouldn't think he was a boring type bug. Does your log have holes in it?
                      If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

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                      • #26
                        In some instances, both the adult beetles and the maggot-looking larvae are wood borers.
                        In other insects, the eggs hatch and the larvae tunnel and eat until mature.
                        Then they bore up to the bark, pupate and change into adults to chew their way out.
                        We have 18,000,000 ha of dead standing pine to show you what mountain pine beetles can do.

                        Termintes are altogether different again.
                        Brian T

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