Insect Damage to Logs

Owners of log homes sometimes mistakenly blame insects for damage caused by wood rot. Rotting logs are what usually first attract a wide variety of bugs to your home. Carpenter bees and termites are some of the worst culprits when it comes to the damage done to log homes by insects.

The Insects That Cause Log Damage

The usual bug suspects are:

Repairing and Preventing Log Home Insect Damage

Performance Log Finishers experts can treat and fill holes created by wood-boring insects anywhere in your log home. Before using protective log home stains and sealants, we spray logs with a gentle borate treatment that is designed to soak into the logs and protect them against insects and wood rot.
After the borate treatment is dry, Performance Log Finishers can offer additional protection against insects and rot by using specialized stains and sealants. Call 800-781-2551 to contact Performance Log Finishers to learn how we can help you protect your home against insect damage. If your home is already in need of repair we will assess the problems and advise you on the best course of action to repair damage caused by such pests.


“Performance Log Finishers had excellent workmanship in a very timely manner. I was very satisfied with the value for the price, quality and appearance. They were very flexible with their pricing, terms and agreements. There crew members were very polite, knowledgeable and trustworthy on the job. They always left the job site cleaned when leaving at the end of the day. I was very pleased with all phases of my “little piece of heaven”

— Mr. S Jacksonville, FL