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    I did an inspection today that had finished wood planks that looked liked it was attacked by WDI. Does any one recognize this planking? or is it a nest of bugs??

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    Jory Lannes

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    Quote Originally Posted by JORY LANNES View Post
    I did an inspection today that had finished wood planks that looked liked it was attacked by WDI. Does any one recognize this planking? or is it a nest of bugs??

    Thanks

    Jory Lannes
    All the pics are pretty blurry but it looks like it happened when the tree was still a tree. Again impossible to tell from the pics but I have seen hollowed sections like that in lumber.


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    Defer to a pest control specialist.

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    Good evening Jim


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    Good night, past my bedtime

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    I'm thinking Old House Borers, but the photos are not good enough to really tell, so that is just a SWAG.

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    Yes, it looks to me that wood destroying insects were present at some point in the past. The lack of visible frass suggests that the damage may have occured before the wood was installed. The size & smoothness, tough as it is to see in the blurry images, do look similar to that of Old House Borers. As someone else noted, you should recommend further evaluation by a licensed pest inspector or pesticide applicator.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dave koloskee View Post
    Yes, it looks to me that wood destroying insects were present at some point in the past. The lack of visible frass suggests that the damage may have occured before the wood was installed.
    From the lighter look of the wood, those look "freshly exposed" as compared to the age of the other surface woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Risley View Post
    Insect damaged lumber could be milled into interior paneling,

    Like pecky cypress?

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