I bought a fresh cut (one day) hunk of Box Elder (apx. 4"X4"X4') yesterday for a project. Brought it home, sealed the ends and set in shop. Then I noticed, to my horror , it already had holes in it and buggies, wormies, were crawling in an out. I've experienced this with some other woods, persimmon seems one of the worst for attracting wormies and buggies. But, to be holey less than 24 hours after cutting and milling? This is dissapointing. I sprayed the hunk with some garden insecticide but wonder if there is a better way to stop this. Is there?
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