What are these bugs

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  1. Fadi Zeidan

    Fadi Zeidan

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    hey guys,

    I got these logs couple of days ago and I just noticed that they are covered with these bugs. I’ve never seen these bugs before, they are fast and can fly

    Anyone know what are they?

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  2. Fadi Zeidan

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    Ok they are locust borer... never seen the, before, my concern is that they will infest the trees in my backyard.
     
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  3. Bill Boehme

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    Could it be a banded ash borer? What's its length? . . . waist size, shoe size? :D what kind of wood did it have for breakfast? :D
     
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  4. Bill Boehme

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    Mystery solved. Kill them if you can.
     
  5. Fadi Zeidan

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    Yeah I sprayed the wood with perimeter bug spray, looks like it repelled them. I went to Lowe’s and got pesticide that kills them. I found them all over the dead wood.
     
  6. Richard Coers

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    You don't plan on still turning it do you? I sure wouldn't want to turn through pesticide!
     
  7. Fadi Zeidan

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    Did not think about that, good point. Right now they are gone with the perimeter spray I applied. My main concern was that they are bad for trees and them infesting the trees in my backyard.
     
  8. Raul McCai

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    what ever they are they are mating KILL EM~!!!
     
  9. Fadi Zeidan

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    Yeah sorry for posting x rated images... they are taken care of!
     
  10. Dean Center

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    Your local county extension office is a good place to start for bug identification. They generally have extension entomologists who are just waiting for you to send them something bizarre. These guys are actually kinda pretty.
     

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