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My question isn't regarding log cabins per se but maybe you know anyway.Just bought a cabin in Big Bear CA.I notice saw dust on a counter top,I clean it, it's back shortly. I've read about a powderpost beetle, wonder if it could be that. But I haven't seen any holes nor beetles.If not, any other suggestions?The ceilings are made of untreated wood & beams, not logs. Recently remodeled 3 yrs ago. If is the beetles, would they be gone by now. Typically not wet/rainy. Low humidity, can get sn

Answer:

It could be Powder Post Beetle, but it also could be Old House Bore (not sure if you have them there) or Black Carpenter Ants. Call a local exterminator, but do not let him charge you to apply borate, since it will only work on bare wood.

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