BTW, Don, please be careful that you don't bark up the wrong tree. :-?
...and on another note:
The bugs do go after pine more easily than cedar but if it is off the ground, they do go after the cambium layer first in the first 6 months to year. Some are more than likely already in the tree. You won't stop them.
At the point of ground contact, fungal growth will begin and it will send tendrils out into the ground drawing moisture into the log from far away. At this point deterioration of the wood will begin and termites will first appear here. Even then, - they will not stay after the bark is peeled and the wood is allowed to dry out.
The pine beetle larvae will do a nice job of decorating the log in the cambium layer and at the same time peeling some of the bark loose if given enough time. Again - they like it damp. When dry they are gone.
Here is one of my logs they decorated.
You will be surprised at the number of bugs, scorpions etc. that will be in the cambium layer area in the first year. Most of them don't want the wood. The scorpions are there to eat the termites. Mmmmm - tasty lunch.
Again -- after it is dry most will be gone. After they are dry, powder post beetles can be a problem -- they like dry wood. Treating with borates can help keep them away. It leaves a nasty taste in their mouth and messes with their tiny little bodies. If i recall correctly it does something to their exoskeleton.