|Forum topic by Peter5||posted 01-16-2012 07:09 PM||1001 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
01-16-2012 07:09 PM
I built a bed out of walnut about 3 years ago and I love it, but my wife and I started noticing about a year ago that it was getting eaten up by little bugs. As best I can tell, the bugs are called powderpost beetles. They have made hundreds of tiny (the size of a ball-point pen head) holes, and every morning there is new sawdust on the ground from their work. We also see them on the walls and around the room. The holes are mostly in the sapwood- they seem to prefer that. My question is, can anyone tell me how to get rid of them? Also, the bed seems to have gotten more creaky over the last year or so- is that my shoddy craftsmanship or are the bugs compromising the integrity of the bed? Any advise would be much appreciated, thanks!
-- Pete, Long Beach, CA http://www.furniturebypete.blogspot.com