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Peet Schultz
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Wood Borers ?
Jul 24th, 2016 at 11:47am
 
Does anyone perhaps have opinion on what the cause of these holes are. They are about 1 mm in diameter (0.04 inch). The wood is from this tree: Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register

They are very much smaller than the holes I have seen made by the woodboring beetles.

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Reply #1 - Jul 24th, 2016 at 2:46pm
 
Looks like Powderpost beetle to me . Coleoptera/Lyctidae
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Reply #2 - Jul 25th, 2016 at 8:53am
 
Don French wrote on Jul 24th, 2016 at 2:46pm:
Looks like Powderpost beetle to me . Coleoptera/Lyctidae

Ditto. That's what they are...
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Reply #3 - Jul 25th, 2016 at 3:43pm
 
They are the "featuremakers".  I like them because they make your piece that much more interesting!  Thumbs Up   Smiley
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Reply #4 - Jul 25th, 2016 at 11:38pm
 
Thanks All, I have treated them with a Borax solution. Will keep an eye out for the little "featuremakers"!
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Reply #5 - Jul 26th, 2016 at 9:03am
 
I keep a bug light plugged in my wood room on at all times. It takes care of a lot of the little critters that try to get into my wood.
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Reply #6 - Jul 26th, 2016 at 10:20am
 
I have a bug light too....helps keep deal with the adults before they get a chance to lay anything....   My shop is an old one car garage, attached to the basement (so it's mostly below grade Tongue ).. a couple times a year, when we're going to out for most of the day or overnight, and thus taking the dog along, i'll set off a bug fogger, specifically in the garage.  (the house gets it about every second or third time;  the wife is terribly phobic about spiders and there's no reasoning with a phobia of that type....)    

I have one woodworker friend who has an old shed he uses as his wood storage...he'll set one off in there 2 or 3 times through the year to make sure there's nothing getting into his supplies.
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