Ashley Furniture Informative - Ashley Wood Furniture is Full of Bugs!
ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- Bought entire living room set from Ashley's on I-20 in Arlington,Tx. That was 1.5 yrs. ago and didn't have a problem. Now it turns out that my cofee table has tiny little holes in it. It started a few months ago.I had 1 hole with a pile of dust. Sprayed lysol cleaner in there as that kills most insects. A few days later,the dust from the hole is back. Do the same thing again with a stronger spray,wait a few days. Its back. Next time I flood it,wait a few days and Woohoo ! its gone. Well,I keep checking for holes and over the next few months,I do not see any. Well,now I am moving and there are many holes that were on the bottom that I just missed.Look online to see what these things are and it appears they are Anobiid's ? Its a tiny beetle. From the college websites I read,you never actualy see the bettles. The only way you know you have them is that they leave tiny exit holes and a pile of "wood excrement" that the larva push out of your furniture. It also states the larva can lie dormant for 1-5 years before they even do anything. If anyone has bought from Ashley's,watch out,you may have bought a bunch of critters. Anyhoo,I call the store I bought it from and they said "Well how do we know these things didn't come from your house?" My house is 2 years old,for the past few hundred years,it was a cotton field,before that it was a grassland,before that it was an ocean floor.There has NEVER been any kind of hardwood where such creatures could exists in my are sonce the beginning of time.Also,the rest of my furniture is wood and the Ashley cofee table is the only one with the critters in it. Ashley's has a neat little scam going. The real store (the one that makes the furniture) is not the one you buy from,so you cant go after them.They sell to the little store in your neighborhood that has nothing to do with the main store.I was sold furniture full of bugs and they know it. What can I do? I know this furniture was made in Indonesia,I hope these bugs aren't something that can spread. Should I call the Dept. of Agriculture?