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Offline GeneWengert-WoodDoc

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Re: Ticking Logs?
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2013, 07:14:46 AM »
It is common to find that there is only one generation of the so-called OLD HOUSE BORERS.  The reason is that the insects leave the logs at different times (the holes you see are zit holes), and so mom and pop can never meet outside the log to begin a new family.  Even so, while living independently within the log, they can do a lot of internal damage with their tunnels, so prompt drying over 130 F will kill them before they do too much drilling.  They can survive in drier wood, unlike other insects in pine.
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Re: Ticking Logs?
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2013, 11:15:36 AM »
Logs with bark and stacked lumber seem to always have insects.  It's kind of strange to me that if I dig through 2 year old sawdust piles, I never see any signs of life.

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Re: Ticking Logs?
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2013, 05:04:51 PM »
I found a new debarker for my TICKING LOGS!  It took him about five minutes to strip this log, and eat the worms that were making my logs tick. I guess I will start calling myself a Green Sawyer, because it's good for the wildlife in my neighborhood!

 

I tried twice to get closer, but he wanted to eat alone.
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2013, 05:21:59 PM »
"Ticking grubs, Nevermore." Quoth the raven.........  :-\

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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2013, 05:39:43 PM »
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Re: Ticking Logs?
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2013, 12:32:08 AM »
Not if you bash em with a 2 X 4 first. ;D

They are a little faster than a scorpion. Two points each instead of one. ;D ;D 8)

 :D I thought I was the only one who had to deal with scorpions. Any time a log sits for a bit, the scorpions are in the bark and any knot hole.
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2013, 09:04:29 AM »
just saw those ticking logs into lumber, the fire ants will make short work of any borers that the saw blade misses or does not miss.


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