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Steady ticking coming from the ceiling above my cabinets-powder post beetles?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Badfish740, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Badfish740

    Badfish740 Minister of Fire

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    When things were quiet in the house I started to hear a fast ticking that would come in spurts from the ceiling above the cabinet. If I pound on the cabinet sometimes it will stop. I did a little searching and found that this usually means beetles? Anybody have this problem before? The area above the kitchen is attic space, so it's easy to get at-what can I use to kill them?

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  2. mkt1

    mkt1 Member

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    An Icepick ???
  3. dave11

    dave11 Minister of Fire

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    Framing in my house "ticks" sometimes when the weather gets warm and humid, likely due to gradual swelling. It can happen intermittently for days. Could it be something along that line?

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