Boring insects are a common problem that we often see in log homes. Many times people call us saying, ” Bugs are eating my logs! I see a lot of holes and little piles of dust in the lower logs of my home. What can I do to get rid of them?”
Well… getting rid of the bugs is a bit of a “chicken and egg” issue. The boring insects we have here in the Midwest are excavators of wood that is already rotted to some degree. In almost every home that we see significant infestations, we find that it also has significant rot.
So here is the deal: rot is the “egg” or the real issue. In order to get rid of the bugs, we need to get rid of the rot.
So the way to think of the bugs is that rot is food and the bugs want food. One can knock back their population with poisons but as long as the rot remains – the bugs will be back. These little guys are plentiful in nature so relying on knocking back the population is like holding back a flood.
We come at it from this approach: Take away the food (rot) and the bugs will go else where to eat.
If you have problems with rot, contact us at 715-373-5744 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org