Wood borer in garage

Asked February 27, 2016, 2:30 PM EST

Two of the studs in my garage have holes caused by some boring insect - One stud also has a lot of wood chewed off - from the bottom up. What is causing this and what should I do about it?

Dakota County Minnesota woodboring insects indoors

1 Response

The photo lacks the detail needed to identify the insects that caused the damage. Perhaps you can use the information at this website to identify them:

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/powderpost-and-other-wood-destroying-beetles/

After you have identified the pest, follow the control recommendations in the bulletin.