Don't let wood pests devour your fuel supply ... or your floorboards!
Fuel stored against the house or kindling toasting in the kitchen, though convenient to your wood stove or fireplace, may well be harboring a horde of wood pests.
PHOTO: KATHY HURLEY
Wood stacked indoors gives wood pests an even more direct route to your home's timbers.
Termites damage wood by eating it.
Timber with talcum-covered appearance is the first visible sign that the powder post beetle is feasting on your firewood.
The intricate tunnelings in this split-open log demonstrate the origin of the name "carpenter ant," and a sure sign that intruders have been working in your wood. The insect can weaken a building to the point where it will collapse.