Saturday, February 21, 2009
Beetles are in the House
So we've been burning the wood on the colder nights, even bug nuts must stay warm; and some of the beetles within have emerged, sort of freaking my family out. Ironically, the warmth of the burning wood, and probably some of their kin, is what seems to bring the beetles out. I think (thought?) these beetles are not a problem but I admit it is a bit scary to see largish, wood-devouring insects climbing about one's furniture and walls. I believe in live-and-let-live, but draw the line at insects that could eat the wood my house is made of. I am going to get a more positive ID on this from a local expert, just to be sure my domicile is not at risk!