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Old 05-21-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone is having trouble with these wood eating beetles. If so what are you finding and what are you doing about it?
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:49 AM   #2
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Just wondering if anyone is having trouble with these wood eating beetles. If so what are you finding and what are you doing about it?
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Old 05-21-2006, 10:00 AM   #3
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If they are a very small beetle and tunnel in your wood furniture leaving sawdust on the carpet then yes we have them. We insecticide bombed the trailer and then removed the chairs and sprayed the holes directly with insecticide. So far no further problem.

We called our regular home pest company about the beetles and he said the beetle larva was in the wood before the furniture was made. Some parts of the wood were infested and other parts were not touched. Our rv dealer took pictures and fowarded them to Sunny Brook, but haven't heard from them.


where can I find more info on these pest?

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Old 05-21-2006, 10:17 AM   #4
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here is a good link
http://www.uky.edu/Ag/Entomology/ent...ruct/ef616.htm

Our pest control guy told us the same. Now we are calling Keystone and seeing what they will say.
One more question were your cabinets smooth on the inside? Some of ours are but then some are not. The one that is not has the beetles.
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Our damage was limited to the chair rails and one table front piece that will be easy to replace. so far no new damage.

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Old 05-21-2006, 07:31 PM   #6
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Well so far we have just found them on one cabinet door. I dont see anymore but they say you cannot tell till you see the holes/ I am having a pest control come out and spray for them. I sure hope that takes care of them. The pest control said that they were no doubt in the wood. We have had the rv for about 15 months so I hope that the manufacture will replace the damaged cabinet front. I am phoning them tomarrow and will post what they have to say. Do you think SB will help you with this? Please keep me updated.
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Old 05-22-2006, 01:38 PM   #7
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Toolman one more question what did you use to spray these with?
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:32 AM   #8
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Well now my dealer tells me Keystone says they do not have any bugs like that in there plants. So they give me the cabinet manufactures number and I call ...they in no way deal with the customer! So much for that! All I want is a door! Keystone and the dealer we purchased at is not on my high list to do business with again right now!
Contacted the cabinet maker and they only do business with Keystone not the consumer...guess we learn something new everyday!
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I used to work at a cabinet shop years ago, during a pp beetle outbreak. What we learned back then is the eggs are in the wood and can lay dormant for years. When they decide the conditions are right, they spring to life and hatch. They eat thier way out of the wood, lay more eggs on the wood and die. Your not going to ever get anyone to claim responsibility for the damage they cause. It's wood, it's life. You'll notice most of them come out of a finished peice of wood. That means they were in there long before anyone worked on it. They got in there while still in the woods. A fact of life. Part of owning real wood. Spraying them won't do anything. When they are inside the wood, they are protected. Once they are outside, they are destined to die anyway.
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charliez, so when they come out of the wood they lay new eggs then die? I just hope I contained the problem by taking the cabinet front out of the rv. I will have to wait and watch for any new holes in cabinets. I sure hope nothing more comes of it. Thanks for the info.
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