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Posted: 9/2/2004 10:43:52 AM EST
We bought a case of a new moulding to make picture frames out of. The moulding was imported from China. After opening the box, I found these little bug larvaes in a little indention in the wood. Every piece I have looked at so far has several of them on it. They don't seem do be damageing the wood at all. I just brush them off. I have no idea if they came over from China or if they got there after it got into the US. I would hate to know the bugs are some kind of non-native variety that would do some sort of unknown damage if allowed to mature. Do I need to do anything, or am I just worrying about something stupid? If so, who would I call?
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 10:45:16 AM EST
Kill them Kill them NOW!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 10:45:45 AM EST
Within the next 2 weeks, I fully expect to hear that Tenessee has been completely ravaged by a gian swarm of the Chinese Dragon Locust!
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 10:52:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2004 10:53:18 AM EST by mist]
Place them in the oven at a low setting for awhile to kill those and the ones you do not see.

Microwave them if the wood is small enough
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 10:58:08 AM EST
ever hear of the chineese beetle?
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:21:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By mist:
Microwave them if the wood is small enough



The moulding is in 12' sticks.
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:27:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By einnor1040:

Originally Posted By mist:
Microwave them if the wood is small enough



The moulding is in 12' sticks.



You'll need a bigger oven, then.

Have you considered...Tannerite?

If you want to invite The Man, you could call the EPA...

You probably should, though. Those bugs could be anything, and this is how we got:

gypsy moths
japanese beetles
Mediterranean fruit flies
etc.
etc.
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