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03-16-2001, 07:56 AM
I recently tore down an old wooden shed. I want to use the tongue and groove boards from it for my bathroom walls, will there be bugs in it after I bring it inside? How would I make sure how to get rid of them? Thanks to you all, this place is full of information which I use frequently.
03-16-2001, 12:30 PM
The way to check if there are any "bugs" in your wood is to inspect it. Look for holes, sawdust or powder, probe with a sharp pointed tools like an awl at any areas that might look iffy. If you have bugs the area will be very soft and honey combed. If you are worried store the wood in an area away from the ground and see if you have any change in the wood. Termites need to return to the ground to survive. Other bugs like beetles that bore into wood are not as much of an issue.
If the wood is solid and the only holes you find are from the old nails you should be fine.