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I have a 33 year old 10" no finish white pine log summer cabin on Lake Michigan. We have recently discovered two kinds of insect holes; first, 1/16" holes many on the outside and fewer on the inside with fine dust accumulating below the holes, and second 1/4" holes on the inside with fine long curved threadlike turnings bunched up at the hole entrance and falling below. Have not seen nor heard the insects. Location is 1/2 mile from a road. What are my next steps?
Thank you.

Answer:

If you truly have no finish, you need to apply a good borate treatment on the exterior and interior. Shell Guard from Perma Chink is one of the best in my opinion.

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Posted By Bryan
6/5/2008
you have powder post beetles and carpenter ants, need to find some liquid diazonone if you can or contact a insect specialist
Posted By Sandra Dorris
6/14/2008
We had a house built around logs from an old KY tobacco barn. Recently I've seen the same dust and holes inside the house. What kind of bug can this be? How do you apply borate inside the house? Please help.....