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    Oh No - is this a wood eating beetle?

    Was starting to dimension some of the wood from the "Walnut" Wood run from last September and noticed 5-6 of these beetles as shown in the picture. Does this look like a powder post beetle or some other wood eating beetle? And if so, does that mean I should just destroy all this wood? If I have a stack of wood in another part of my workshop, is that most likely infected as well?



    Can't say I've ever uttered these words before but I sure hope this is a cockroach and not a wood beetle.

    Any thoughts based on this picture.
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    Re: Oh No - is this a wood eating beetle?

    Ye ole cockeroachero.
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    Re: Oh No - is this a wood eating beetle?

    Powder post beetles are tiny. They leave pinhole size holes and small mounds of sawdust by them. That is one of the earth's oldest creatures.

    At least the cockroach's here don't fly - at least I've never seen them do so. The one's in Louisiana were much bigger and flew.
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    They can fly Ken, trust me. They're just lazy on the East coast.
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    Re: Oh No - is this a wood eating beetle?

    An Oriental cockroach looks like a good match, smaller than the American cockroach...

    http://pestworldforkids.org/pest-guide/cockroaches/

    Powder post beetles are tiny critters...

    http://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/...ites/ent-2008/

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    Re: Oh No - is this a wood eating beetle?

    Yup. Brother, I live halfway in the woods and have a creek along the edge of my backyard. I regularly treat my home with professional insecticides and still get the occasional "waterbug" lol. It trips me out how some people call them waterbugs because they don't want to say the word roach.

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    Re: Oh No - is this a wood eating beetle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilley23 View Post
    Yup. Brother, I live halfway in the woods and have a creek along the edge of my backyard. I regularly treat my home with professional insecticides and still get the occasional "waterbug" lol. It trips me out how some people call them waterbugs because they don't want to say the word roach.
    So true, when we first got married we lived in Southwest Georgia and I told my wife they were just palmetto bugs. It was years before she found out they were cockroaches.
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