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Posted by Mary on 16:16:34 1/16/2016 from 47.17.222.115:

Hello John, your web site is invaluable! I read through all provided info and it already saved me from panic. I am hoping you can give me some advice as I am at a loss of how to proceed... I just bought a little townhome in Sussex county, NJ. Bought it "as is", had a home inspection which determined carpenter ants infestation in 3 different places of the 2 story townhouse (part of a duplex) and carpenter bees infestation on the soffit and fascia. There are 2 layers of asphalt roof, skylights, with old water stains around, there are cathedral ceilings made of pine, which comes through to the outside and shows visible rot. The biggest "sawdust" pile is next to the closet near the hollow of the door. My dilemma is that I have no idea which way to approach this. 1. Do we remove the roof entirely (ouch!) or do I get a carpenter to take off the pine ceilings and fix the fascia and soffits? And should we have an exterminator treatment anyway and at what step of this job? Is now (January)a good time to do all this, insect cycle wise? Thank you in advance!



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