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Old 02-02-2011, 04:13 PM   #1
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:27 PM   #2
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I would guess Checkered Beetle.
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Throw it in the stove.........
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Throw it in the stove.........
but don't stack it against the house. C.W.
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It's out by the shed and may spend up to a week or so in a wheelbarrow out in the garage before it goes into the stove. I'm knocking pieces of wood together to get the bugs off as I'm loading it.

Worry or no?
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:43 PM   #8
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It's out by the shed and may spend up to a week or so in a wheelbarrow out in the garage before it goes into the stove. I'm knocking pieces of wood together to get the bugs off as I'm loading it.

Worry or no?
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For what exactly?
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:56 PM   #10
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If you don't want bugs in the house,cover the pile with a tarp and set off a bug bomb in the wood pile.

I used to do that to kill any yellow jackets that were living in the pile.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:24 PM   #11
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I don't know what they are but if you mixed them with chicken lips DAB might eat them.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:37 PM   #12
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We used to find downed tember in the Sierras that had a bore weavil larva in it. Chop into it with an axe(may need to wait tell summer) and find the larva. Be carefull not to chop your foot etc. while doing it. Use the larva for bait with any type fishing you prefer. Trout love em, so other fish should as well.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:40 PM   #13
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:54 PM   #14
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we have billions of box elder bugs areound here. They really like to come out and sun themselves in the fall.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:44 PM   #15
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man bear pig.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:51 PM   #16
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:11 PM   #17
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box elder
I didn't think box elder bugs bored and made dust like in the picture.
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:12 PM   #18
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:51 AM   #19
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Carpenter Ants.??
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:38 AM   #20
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Got the same dust piles in my wood, can'd find any hole in the pieces above the piles either. Amp, if you find what it is get a pic would ya'?

Nothing live in the wood this year that I've seen. Some years I'll have some live termite larva that fall out of their tunnels when I'm splitting and I find them on the splitting block. I think only in fir, and this year it's 99% maple. They don't have the ability it doesn't seem to crawl around on their own. I feed them to the scrub jays.

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Old 02-03-2011, 06:03 AM   #21
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Looks like wood with a side of bugs, seasoned with some bug dust. It'll smoke up just fine!
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:11 AM   #22
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They will smoke.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:22 AM   #23
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At least their not woodchucks...you ever see the mess they make when they get to chuckin' your wood?
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Carpenter Ants.??

That would be my guess. Carpenter ants make sawdust like that and they are sometimes hard to locate. (Unless they are the bigger ones . . . they are easier to spot because of the nail bags they are wearing) I think the box elder bugs just stopped in for the winter to keep warm. Whatever you have in your wood pile, you don't want them in your house. Hope you can destroy them before that happens . . . good luck.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:40 AM   #25
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the first pic is of a box elder bug....harmless. I always seem to have them in my wood pile. They don't eat wood so I am not sure what is making the sawdust...carpenter ants, termites??
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It's out by the shed and may spend up to a week or so in a wheelbarrow out in the garage before it goes into the stove. I'm knocking pieces of wood together to get the bugs off as I'm loading it.

Worry or no?
One might want to leave the bugs on while putting them in the stove.
Knocking them off to go repopulate something else just seems like it might be counterproductive.

(I found this out the hard way a couple years ago.)
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If you don't want bugs in the house,cover the pile with a tarp and set off a bug bomb in the wood pile.

I used to do that to kill any yellow jackets that were living in the pile.

DING!!!! Winner, Winner, springer dinner!!!!!
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"Have you noticed high deposits of sulfur or a salmon like odor coming from the manbearpig cave lately?"

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man bear pig.
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Looks like carpenter ants to me. I made the mistake of putting my wood pile next to a new house and had the ants in the sub siding in just a couple of years.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:04 AM   #31
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my guess would be wood boaring beetle. looks like the adult in the first pic. the larve will dig in and turn to adults leaving a pile of wood dust and usually a hole the size of a needle
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That would be my guess. Carpenter ants make sawdust like that and they are sometimes hard to locate. (Unless they are the bigger ones . . . they are easier to spot because of the nail bags they are wearing) I think the box elder bugs just stopped in for the winter to keep warm. Whatever you have in your wood pile, you don't want them in your house. Hope you can destroy them before that happens . . . good luck.

That's hilarious! If it is carpenter ants, you best get it under control asap! They are very destructive.
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