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  1. Pest Control
    Hello All, I was working on assembling a table near a window and noticed some kind of insect activity near the bottom of the window trim on both sides. I went outside to check and I don't see any mud tubes on the brick veneer. Is this a work of termites? My wife has been freaking out about...
  2. Pest Control
    I plan to rent a PODS container and park in my driveway. There will be 6 feet between the container and the garage door(home structure). I plan to leave my food in the container during fumigation. Can the gas get into the container and poison the food inside?
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello fellow DIY enthusiasts! I am looking to replace the old 53"x30" windows in my 1940 Florida balloon frame home with 59"x35" newer windows. They are vinyl ply gem 1500 series. Does anyone know of a thin hurricane rated mull kit that will fit two of these windows together? My partner, Henry...
  4. Carpentry
    Dear Readers, I see a massive termite/rot problem. I thought it was going to be a replace the sill or fill part of the sill. Once I removed the rotted part of the sill, I can see additional termite damage to all the surrounding frame. The sill is not like what I've seen on videos or in other...
  5. Pest Control
    I recently did a wood project out in my patio (I live in an apartment in Los Angeles, and the patio overhangs from the second story). It took several days to complete the project over a few weeks, so untreated wood was outside for a while. I have a great eye for small things, so I noticed 2-3...
  6. Pest Control
    Ant or termite? I keep trying to look at pictures, and figure it out, but I can't decide. Thanks!
  7. Insulation
    I am going to insulate and encapsulate my crawl space and have been searching online without luck if the building code in El Paso County, Colorado requires a 3 inch termite inspection gap at the top of the wall just below the floor joists? Is this needed?
  8. General DIY Discussions
    We have discovered that our home improvement is going to be a marathon project, thank to some :censored: practices that, I swear, have ascended to Avernus. Please help me find a safe way to remove brick wainscoting, 4 feet high, and the stucco, from the sides of our house. Hip roof. The wall...
  9. Painting
    Hello this is my first time here I had termites. Tented. Now i need to repaint the fascia to fill in the tiny kickholes they left. Am in south florida and have to get going before the rain starts up again. I cant remember what paint i used 6 years ago when i had new fascia installed. It's...
  10. Pest Control
    A few weeks ago, I noticed 'bug traffic' around the foot of the glass pane sliding doors that separates the kitchen from the backyard. It looked (at the time) to me that some bugs were getting through the seam between the kitchen floor tile and the door. They looked like tiny black bugs. It was...
  11. Flooring
    Hi! I just brought a 60 years old house which I want to put a new floating bamboo floor. The house has old 9x9 parquet hardwood floor glue over concrete slab sub floor. Since my budget is limited, I'm try to float the new bamboo over the old wood flooring without removing the old floor...
  12. Pest Control
    I think Murphy's law of deployment is here... My house has a history of termites, not totally sure of when, but I would say about 6 years ago. The previous owners had the termites taken care of. Before buying this house in 2008, it had powder post beetles which were taken care of a few...
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