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Aug 8th, 2018 at 5:47am
 
Good morning,
My wife would like me to make a faux wood box by the fireplace. I plan on using different diameter logs (3 to 6" in diameter) and cut slices off the end of these logs. These slices will be about 2 or 3" thick. I will then glue these slices to a painted (dull black) piece of plywood. This project will then end up "in" the house next to the fireplace.

My question is, what would you suggest I do to get rid of "every" single bug on every single slice?  Worms, bugs, parasites, everything on the wood, in the wood, on the bark...everything.

Thank you for any ideas.
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Reply #1 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 8:54am
 
Soak them in alcohol for a few days.


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Reply #2 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 6:29am
 
Microwave the slices. Of course, this assumes that you have an older microwave not in the kitchen. Otherwise, take Ralph's suggestion and get the little buggers drunk.
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Reply #3 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 6:56am
 
Freezer for a few days
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Reply #4 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 8:40am
 
Grant Wilkinson wrote on Aug 9th, 2018 at 6:29am:
Microwave the slices. Of course, this assumes that you have an older microwave not in the kitchen. Otherwise, take Ralph's suggestion and get the little buggers drunk.



Yup! Everyone knows.. Chiggers can't be boozers!! Shocked Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Reply #5 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 8:46am
 
So far you've got,
Alcohol
heat them
freeze them

There are only about 100 more methods to try.
Seriously, if you're worried about insects, IMO call an exterminator for the proper product.
A heavy plastic bag can be used as a fumigation room or death chamber for the little pests.
Place wood in bag, spray, close bag, wait, your done.

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Reply #6 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 8:53am
 
I use a variation of Ed’s bag method. I take a large contractors trash bag and throw a few chunks in it along with a rag soaked in acetone, tie it up and the next morning dead bugs.
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Reply #7 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 10:41am
 
Alcohol can STILL be instrumental in  this!!

While waiting for the bugs to die in the death bag, pop a beer or 2 so the time spent isn't wasted. Smiley Smiley
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Reply #8 - Aug 9th, 2018 at 11:47am
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Aug 9th, 2018 at 10:41am:
Alcohol can STILL be instrumental in  this!!

While waiting for the bugs to die in the death bag, pop a beer or 2 so the time spent isn't wasted. Smiley Smiley


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Reply #9 - Aug 10th, 2018 at 3:55pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Aug 9th, 2018 at 10:41am:
Alcohol can STILL be instrumental in  this!!

While waiting for the bugs to die in the death bag, pop a beer or 2 so the time spent isn't wasted. Smiley Smiley


Absolutatively!
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Reply #10 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 4:34am
 

As usual, many great answers from you guys.

Thank you
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Reply #11 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 10:09am
 
Dick Bernard wrote on Aug 11th, 2018 at 4:34am:
As usual, many great answers from you guys.


And a few of us actually agreed too  Smiley
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Reply #12 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 12:12pm
 
..but mostly about drinking beer.  Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Reply #13 - Aug 11th, 2018 at 12:38pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Aug 11th, 2018 at 12:12pm:
..but mostly about drinking beer.  Thumbs Up Thumbs Up


Your point?
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Reply #14 - Aug 13th, 2018 at 7:09pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Aug 11th, 2018 at 12:12pm:
..but mostly about drinking beer.  Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Nowadays any common ground is rare.  and I will dring (a beer) to that!
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