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Old 03-31-2010, 01:51 AM
jjimm jjimm is offline
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Originally Posted by Colibri View Post
Probably Death Watch Beetles. They are wood boring beetles that make a tapping sound.
Seconded as a suggestion. My grandparents had them in their (15th century) house when I was a kid, mainly in a big beam above the bed where I slept. Or rather, was too scared to sleep. I think it was the name that frightened me more than the ticking.