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my shelves are being eaten........

 
mark handy
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Location: Northeast Alabama
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I had some oak logs from some recent clearing.
I also had a need for some shelving in our laundry room.
However, I did not have a need for the wood beetles, (At least that is what i think they are. While I can hear them munching away, I have yet to see one.) that i invited into my home.
There are constantly new piles of wood dust on the floor beneath the main posts. I have tried several different things to remedy the situation, but with no luck. I was hoping someone could help me out with this without the usual response I have otherwise received of some sort of poison. We have a three year old in the house and that stuff is not really an option.
 
alex Keenan
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There are fungus and nematodes that can be injected in to the wood.
It is likely that cedar oil, lemon oil, etc could kill them. You can mix oils with turpentine also.
Woodworm how to get rid of it using white spirit (terpentine)
 
Bill Bradbury
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Hi Mark,

I would remove the shelves from the home immediately.

Put the shelves out in the hot sun and away from rain or any other moisture and the beetles will die or leave since they have no water. There will still be eggs cases in there, but if you keep the shelves dry, they will not hatch.

All Blessings,
Bill
 
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