|Forum topic by toddbeaulieu||posted 10-11-2015 05:26 PM||785 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
10-11-2015 05:26 PM
I treated my post and beam barn structure for wood eating insects a few years ago and haven’t had a problem since. I’ve also been struggling with carpenter bees on the house and barn. Same spray kills them, but I feel like I’m under constant attack!
I have a lot of lumber in the cellar and a couple of years ago added a freshly cut birch that I had band saw milled for me. The other day I heard what I thought was water dripping, but turned out to be nasty white worms under the bark, hanging out of holes. NASTY! I think they are roundheaded borer larvae. I suspect they’re making their way OUT of the wood right now.
So … Can I spray this lumber down and still safely mill it at a future time? Ain’t bringing that wood back inside any time soon!
Interestingly, they only seem to be in the birch, and not in the cedar or maple that was under and above the birch in the stickered pile. Now I love wormy wood for projects, but not LIVE wormy wood!