Posts Tagged ‘terminix’

Stop Bugging Me!

January 8, 2011

Well this hasn’t happened in more than a decade. I was preparing the walls for a job this past week, and pleased that the existing wallpaper was coming off so easily.

But when the strip over the door came away, behind it were the tell-tale tunnel of termites, complete with bitty dark red droppings and crumbly Sheetrock.

Now, I’ve seen this before, and it’s usually old damage from infestations that have long ago been treated. I simply float over the scars, prime, and go on with the job.

But in this case, I could see LIVE TERMITES scrambling away from the light and into the wall.

I had to stop work and alert the homeowners. Terminix came out the same day, and, good thing I had not covered up the tunnels, because the guy needed to apply a treatment directly to the area, as well as outside around the walls of the house. This will happen this week, and I be able to finish the job next week.

Since I’ve already prepped and primed the other walls, repair of this small area should be pretty quick, and all that will be left to do is the installation – 6 single rolls of some really cool paper, about which I will blog later.