Written by The Weekend Vote
Published: May 9, 2014 at 5:28 PM [UTC]
While it seems like an exaggeration, she makes an important point! Though I've never seen a person's violin reduced to sawdust by wood worms, I've certainly seen the work of "bow bugs," which seem to thrive in my neck of the woods, southern California. Quite often someone will come to me with the violin from Grandpa's attic, or the violin that they haven't used for seven years, and they will be puzzled as to why all the hairs on the bow appear to be "broken."
They weren't broken, they were eaten by bugs, and get that infested violin case out of my house, NOW!
Zlata is correct that one should occasionally take the vacuum cleaner to one's violin case, to prevent the dust, little hairs and other junk that can introduce the mites, wood worms and bow bugs into the case. Vacuum them out, before the little critters take up residency and get comfortable in there! But do any of us think to do this?
How often do you clean your violin case? If you haven't done it in a while (or ever!) here is your reminder!
(Though not with stubborn, clingy cats entrenched in the case. They *will* flee when the vacuum cleaner shows up :-)
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