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Question:


We live in the country outside of Eugene, OR. Our log home is about 25 years old. The exterior is stained with gray stain - interior is natural log with clear finish. Today while sweeping cobwebs from exterior logs I observed some type of fly enter a small, perfectly round hole. The fly turned around inside the hole and seemed to back further into the hole. The hole is small and about the size of a small nail head. Upon further inspection, I observed quite a few of these holes in one area

Answer:

Sounds like Powder Post Beetle with the holes you are describing. The only good way to get rid of them is to have the house stripped and apply a good borate solution, then re-stain.

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