Home » Questions » Pests and Insects » Archive-8036

Archive-8036

192 viewsPests and Insects

I built my Heritage home about 11 years ago. I have 8” round pine logs. Within the last 2 years I have been noticing very small 1/4 inch or less, bee/wasp looking critters( some black, some black and yellow) coming in and out of small very rounded holes, I see frass in some cases on my deck. My exterminator is clueless. I have found they look like Horned tailed wasps, which they say can bore into wood, cause no structural damage but the holes are unsightly. 4 years ago I power washed the logs an

The best way is going to be to strip the finish off the logs and apply a good borate treatment. Shell Guard is a good choice since it is a glycol based product that dries slowly allowing it to soak into the wood deeper. You should wait at least 2 weeks in good weather before appling any sort of finish. This product stops any wood digesting insects.

Free Download

Need to Know Tips to Protect your Log Home This Year

We will never sell your address or spam you.