First of all I am new to taxidermy and have learned quite a bit from these forums but I have run into a problem I hope I can get some help with. I decided to go out the other day and collect up some beautiful pieces of driftwood by the river to mount my waterfowl too. It is rather cold here mind you and many of the pieces were "frozen" so to speak. Needless to say, after a couple hours in my nice warm home I woke some unwanted little friends living in my pieces of driftwood. Tons and tons of ants! Lets just say the pieces of wood are back outside but there were very nice and I would still like to use them. Which brings me to my questions, is there a way to treat a piece of driftwood to say remove my pesky friends and anything else that's on the wood? would an oven work? or boiling? Any advice would be truly appreciated!