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    Default Bugs making sawdust out of my bed

    I have a wooden bed frame. Something is depositing a fine sawdust onto the floor.
    I am not enjoying sweeping it up every day.
    I don't like the idea of sharing my bed with an alien life form (except for my wife).
    I don't like the idea of the bed collapsing when I am in it.

    What is causing it.
    and (more importantly)....

    How do I stop it!

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    Is the dust small sphere like???
    I have the same problem on a untreated wooden table. I will find u the spanish name.
    Apparently they only go for soft wood and not stuff like caoba......

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    Ya..... small spheres, all the same size. I looks like a softwood too.

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    Ok, so my other half has intervened.
    They are called " cacoma" and only eat pino (??) wood. Which is why it is not used for furniture.
    There is no worthwhile treatment. Which is also why pino is not used.
    I have never seen the cacoma, neither has anyone else I know. They say it lives inside the wood and never comes out.....

    Piece of furniture needs thrown out if u have other stuff made out of same wood, before it spreads....

    Please note this is campo talk..... nothing scientific, nothing researched.

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    Fumigate immediately!!

    I just paid $2,000 US to have an entire entry door, all the kitchen cabinets and a window replaced. DRs version of termites got me. Went down last month to inspect the work only to find that the rear door and more windows are impacted. Now replacing ALL the wooden windows throughout and the rear door. I guess I didn't need that $3,000 US.

    Don't know if this is your issue, but cheaper to treat than replace. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocoa6705 View Post
    Fumigate immediately!!

    I just paid $2,000 US to have an entire entry door, all the kitchen cabinets and a window replaced. DRs version of termites got me. Went down last month to inspect the work only to find that the rear door and more windows are impacted. Now replacing ALL the wooden windows throughout and the rear door. I guess I didn't need that $3,000 US.

    Don't know if this is your issue, but cheaper to treat than replace. Good luck.
    If it is small spherical dust ( black and brown ) as the Op said, it is not termites. Diffrent problem. ( termites are a real problem, cacoma are less of a problem..... ). My wooden table has had cacoma for over 2 years, has hundreds of books on it and has not structally failed.
    Annoying because of the mess that needs rgurlary cleaned up, but not lofe threatning........ there again I domt sleep on the book shelf....

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    it's carcoma, not cacoma. woodworm. if i were you i would just get a new bed, if possible. roble (oak) or caoba (mahogany). quality of wood for furnishings here is very important.

    Woodworm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I am in a rental, so I am not spending big money to solve this.

    It appears all the bedroom furniture is Pine.

    It sound like the best solution is to “sweep it under the carpet” and rent elsewhere next Winter.

    Thanks

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    there is a fix... we get them and our people expel them...

    any Dominican worth his salt can deal with them.

    common problem, our girl watches for them

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    fumigation also wood borers will eat hard woods

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