Question for Exterminators or bug experts (Mr. S?)

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? VIP

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    I'm replacing the 2x8 trim around my garage doors. Stupid fuckers used non-treated lumber and guess what happens after about 10 years?

    I pulled a 2X8 off a few minutes ago and down low, where the bottom plate attaches to concrete, a swarm of little tiny bugs came out of a crevice in the concrete. Neither the plate or the framing shows any damage. They are smaller than a pin head. They aren't winged, I didn't see any signs of eggs or pupae but they'd be microscopic if they are there.

    I'm thinking it's not termites or I'd have wood damage. I sprayed really heavily into the crevice with raid. Any idea what they may be? Can I do anything to prevent them from coming back other than calking the hell out of the area they got in?

    @Mr sinster
     
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    Pour gas all over the area and light it.
     
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  3. gwartney

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    :idea:

    I was gonna do that but I sweat like a pig and I'd probably just put out the fire with my stinky perspiration.
     
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    PS, you know what else pisses me off? Wood filler. That shit goes bad so quickly. Every time I go to use it, I have to make another trip into Lowes to get some because mine is all fucked up. That shit must be made of fresh milk.
     
  6. Mr Sinister

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    There spring tails there nothing to worry about
     
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    If you replace the wood and it's not holding moisture they won't really come back
     
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    :yes:

    Thanks!! The rotten trim has allowed some moisture in. It will be dry after today.
     
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    In the same category - epoxy & cyanoacrylate (super glue) shit lasts one project only
     
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    Yeah, the super glue people really have a racket.
     
  11. Mr Sinister

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    I could be wrong since I can't actually see why you have going on but any time you have a high moisture area and you see tiny mites drying it out will solve it.


    So if you sprayed you proly killed them all any ways
     
  12. gwartney

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    :idea: I should take my rotten wood filler and plug the damn concrete. It's not good for anything else.
     
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