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Log Cabin Maintenance: Keeping the Bugs Out

Protect your property from insect infestations with these tips
By Kurt Anderson
Published: May 6, 2014
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Prior to the Great Depression, many of the timbers used for log cabins were stripped of the soft outer sapwood, so that only the hard, inner bug-resistant heartwood was used for building purposes. Nowadays, fast growing pine and spruce logs are sometimes used, and these logs are softer and more prone to insect infestation than older, harder log cabins. The holes critters bore in your logs are unsightly, can cause structural damage in relatively short periods of time, and will greatly accelerate water-based decay in your home’s logs.
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