Posted by Dave on 1:19:40 3/2/2011 from 22.214.171.124:
In reply to: Re: Ant Frass from Cathedral Ceiling posted by John Fasoldt on 9:11:58 2/25/2011 from 126.96.36.199:
John, thanks for the very informative reply. We live in Yelm, Washington. It's very rural and the selection of exterminators is pretty limited. Generally businesses in Olympia and sometimes even South Tacoma will include us in their service areas, often with an extra fee for the distance. But if it's worth it, we have no problems paying it. If you know anyone out here, we'd welcome any referrals.
I don't have any pictures, but it's an A-frame cabin about 30 feet long and 20 feet wide, with a loft that goes about 2/3 of the way across in the inside (with the remaining 1/3 open). The peak of the ceiling is nearly 30 feet over the ground floor and 20 feet over the loft level, which will likely necessitate scaffolding (very scary). The A-frame trusses (4x10s) are spaced about every 4 feet and the decking over them is 2x6 tongue and groove pine. Wish I could get rid of that polyiso insulation now for cheap, but it would likely mean redoing the entire roof. We have gotten a lot of snow lately but it doesn't stick to the roof due to its steep pitch.
Interestingly, the frass we find between the T&G decking seems to only be composed of white styrofoam bits and pieces. None of the polyiso (which is a yellow color), no sawdust, and no ant parts. Really strange.
Looks like my next job is to find that elusive good honest exterminator. Wish it was possible to redo the roof.
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