cedar boards cut from pasture bugs

Asked August 7, 2019, 11:21 AM EDT

we cut cedar trees to make boards to make frames. Now about 18 months later, tried to cut it uo, and it has magot looking larve all over it. under the bark and in the white wood. what are they?, will they go away, will they damage my house?

Blue Earth County Minnesota

1 Response

Here is the answer from our extension entomologist: :it looks like a flatheaded borer. It is not surprising that borers were attracted to the cut down trees as they prefer declining or recently dead trees. Any that have survived will finish their life cycle and emerge as adults. They will not come back and re-infest the wood. They will not damage any other wood in the home."

I Hope this helps!