Easyrider .... Check with your pest control company as to exactly what insecticide(s) were sprayed on the wood...Ask their opinion?? --- Don't just take their opinion -- talk to someone else who may have an opposing idea. Insecticides don't last forever -- For example - I have one that can be sprayed on "Greens" (turnip mustard, collards etc) and be harvested for market 24 hours later. What's on your wood may not be that way.... I hope you are burning the wood down almost to pure coals to get the sweetest smoke anyway...so that process alone may solve all of your problems. Think about Charcoal --- Most of it has a built in "lighter' in it to make it light quicker plus many people squirt on the liquid lighter too...yet when burned to "coals" it is used to grill foods etc. In the end it is your call --- If you can't get happy with it...Do what JohnL suggested...toss it, and replace it.
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