Powder post beetles infestations in RV⅚
I have a Forest River camper we bought in the fall of 2020. it is still under warranty. We saw a pile of what looked like sawdust when we picked up the camper. We thought it was sawdust from manufacturing. But it kept reappearing. This is when we started to investigate. We now believe it is powder post beetle.
I collected some dead beetles off the floor directly below the holes we found in the paneling. With the help of my jeweler's loop, I was able to identify the beetles. We also contacted pest control to varify the powder post beetles. We learned the only an entomologist can make the determinations. We have now contacted Clemson University entomology department.
At this point, we are speaking to the Forest Rivers Warranty department. Sent pictures of the holes in the luan and of the beetles.
I am very nervous. I have one lung and not sure if I can sleep in a camper that has been fumigated. My health is on the line here. I have a few more years left and I want all of them.
What do you think would be a fare settlement?