A couple of weeks ago I noticed fine dust on the kitchen worktop underneath an upper kitchen cupboard, right back at the wall. Wiped it up with no more thought but next morning there was some more dust. Dh put a long knife up and rattled it about to try shake out any 'dust'. We checked inside the cupboard for signs of any infestations but all is very dry and clean For a few days there was nothing. This morning there was a little dust on the worktop at the same place so the cupboard was taken off the wall.
There is a hole in the wall plaster right back to the brick, 2" - 3" diameter and about an inch deep. Where has it gone?
My first thought is a plaster eating insect and I googled this. There is indeed a plaster beetle but it actually eats fungus that forms on damp areas or fibres. Our wall is dry. Replastered about 12 years ago when the kitchen was installed. The wall is in perfect condition except for this hole.
I imagine that dh is filling the hole with Pollyfilla as I write this. However I am wondering how the hole came about, and what caused fresh dust overnight.
If there is some sort of sinister cause then just filling the hole is unlikely to resolve it.
Any ideas anyone??
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