Can beetle-infested wood be used for construction?



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    It is not recommended unless whatever you are building is something you are willing to sacrifice. When some beetle species get in a building, by way of the construction lumber when a house is being built or remodeled, they can lay their eggs and further destroy the building. If wood is painted, varnished, shellaced, sealed, or waxed it is safe to use because beetles need plain bare wood to lay their eggs. Once hatched the larvae can feed on wood for up to three years before emerging. It does depend on the species of bug though, but your best bet is treating the wood. 

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