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I noticed a bunch of sawdust piles on my stored firewood under my deck.

I'm guessing rodents. We don't have any mice, but I'm certain they're out there.

Any ideas what it might be and how to minimize damage to my firewood?
 

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I noticed a bunch of sawdust piles on my stored firewood under my deck.

I'm guessing rodents. We don't have any mice, but I'm certain they're out there.

Any ideas what it might be and how to minimize damage to my firewood?
Be careful, could be bees or wasps. They drill into would and live there. It happened on my deck. I saw sawdust and sure enough it was a family of wasps.
 

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Varmint is an awesome word.
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DAGNABIT! We got varmints in the wood pile again!
 
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I took my leaf blower to it before I posted this.

Luckily no wasps or bees. I moved the rack away from the house and blew all of the saw dust away, but this is still a mystery.

Assuming a mouse or squirrel. Frustrated
 

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I’ve heard some say AR-15s will take care of the varmints.

Also, I know about a 1/2 dozen people who now swear by this for back yard fly control. Probably would work on wasps, hornets or bees.

 

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Also, I know about a 1/2 dozen people who now swear by this for back yard fly control. Probably would work on wasps, hornets or bees.

And now, I suddenly want to have one of these.
 
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Also, I know about a 1/2 dozen people who now swear by this for back yard fly control. Probably would work on wasps, hornets or bees.

That looks like a hoot at a backyard party. Gonna try to get one for tomorrow. Little miniature shotgun.
 

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Gonna nerd out but how small is the sawdust?

If it's really fine dust, it's bugs or wasps/bees.

If it is more chewed up could be rodents.

Regardless move that wood away from the house.

It's not fine, chewed. I moved the rack away from the house, but I have to find a permanent home for it.

Surprisingly, the 10 to 12 logs in the back of my yard, from the 3 trees I took down have not been touched by the rodents.

I need to rent a log splitter
 

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I work on old homes and have to analyze dust piles all the time. I can usually tell what caused what for damage by the dust.

Rodents are very unlikely to create dust in wood pile. When they gnaw it is to gain access. Usually making a small hole larger. They don’t eat wood or use it for nesting material.

Boring bees are possible but they tend to get into soft woods. Carpenter ants are the most likely. They excavate green wood because it has enough water content to support a colony.
 

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