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Questers Learn About Bugs And Damage They Can Cause To Furniture

Quester PictureIndian Rock Questers met at the home of Dorie Shunneson on October 28, 2013. Ruth Rasmussen was co-hostess and prepared pumpkin pie with fresh whip cream. Willa Wells arranged our guest speaker; Waymon Long, of Eagle Pest Management. His topic was “Bug Holes Don’t Add Character To Your Antiques.” The beetle larvae feed in, and do most of the damage to the wood. When they reach adult state, they emerge through round exit holes, which they create by chewing through the wood surface. The sawdust that you see is called “frass.” He suggested not to store wood by your house. Many antiques have had to be destroyed because of the damage from beetles/termintes. Many questions were asked and the program was enjoyed by all.

If you are interested in becoming a “Quester,” we have two Chapters in Fairfield Bay (Indian Rock and Davis Special). Please visit our website at www.arkansasQuetsers.com for information on when we meet (Looks under Chapters). Our purpose is to appreciate antiques, to educate through research and study and to support the preservation and restoration of historical landmarks. If you have any questions, please call Nancy Mueller at 884-6339.

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