Jan 03, 2020 - 03:09 AM
Depending on the species of beetle in the dessert stand, it is possible that they can infest other woods, furniture, etc. My advice is to immediately get it out of your basement and put it outside until you can determine your next steps. If you purchased it 2 months ago, I would recommend to contact the Home Goods store and find out if you can return it. Exchanging it may not be the best option since all of the same stands probably came from the same manufacturer. They are more than likely all infested.
If returning is not an option, Then I would recommend to get rid of it. Powder Post beetles and most wood infesting beetles are nothing to take lightly. They can cost thousands of dollars to remedy if they get into your cabinets, paneling, furniture, etc.