Insects / Discussions

Protection from Insects for Legalett Geo-passive super insulated slab on grade?

...insects, especially termites and/or carpenter ants infesting the EPS. Is that a danger? Among the many possible ways to protect against that doesn't involve ins...

Posted by James Burns April 30, 2020, 11:11 a.m. Slab on Grade 0 Responses

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...insects and rodent infestations with stra w homes, but any house is only as defendable against rodents and insects as the attention to detail taken by the build...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...insects & rodents safely & humanely Carpenter ants are interested in wet wood, so they are in a way a potential indication of other problems. There are severa...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...insects & rodents safely & humanely And yes, we would strongly recommend removing the contaminated insulation, but that is a job best done by professionals to...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What is the best exterior rigid foam insulation for under a deck?

...insects and such you could cover it with a cement board and attach it with tapcon screws to the concrete. At the bottom you could just backfill it and the dirt ...

Posted by Andrew Cherubini March 21, 2021, 9:02 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 3 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...Insects and rodents Size and privacy, but you already know that. Poorly insulated walls, roof and floor, so not very energy efficient Drafty on a cold win...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

How can I prevent animals from getting behind the siding on my house?

I am having an older home resided. At this point there is no strapping between the sheathing and siding, but I want that added to help with moisture control. W...

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses