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Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:11 am

Anyone know of anyone who would be able to advise me on the holes I have found in the wooden roof supports in my house here in Rute.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:09 pm

Hi Patch,
What are the holes? Are they caused by termites, Nails, or something else? that might give us a clue as to what to do with them and how to treat the problem.


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Re: holes in wooden roof supports

Post Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:04 pm

I noticed that we have holes about the size of the blunt end of a pencil, sort of oval shaped, in the wooden beams that support the roof and ceiling. Rentokill inspected and she said they are Carcomas Grande and she is to prepare a quote.
It sounds possible that this may cost more than i can afford to pay, can anyone give me any advice on how to deal with these buggers. I do not hear them and there is no sign either of the insect or sawdust and the Rentokill lady said they can remain dormant for several years then come out. My spanish isnt good but I think I got most of the advice. Can you tell me what it would cost to do a small 3 bedroomed house, how I go about it and or how to get more advice.

Have been to Leroy Merlin and bought 2, 5litre cans of Xylamon Matacarcomas 39 euro each. I also bought a Wagner spray gun that was priced both 55 euro and 84 euro. I asked why the same gun had 2 different prices and the guy said it was a mistake and that he would sell it at the lower price because it was the stores mistake. Bought a long nozzle to fit the gun and a face mask. I tried the gun with the long nozzle using water and its fairly powerfull. When I sprayed it at my hand from a distance of 2 feet, it really hurt my hand, only did it once. Have been on the Wagner internet site and it states that the gun can be used with insecticides, pestisides and many other stuffs. Have been on the Xylamon site and it states that this stuff can be used as both a preventative measure and a cure. So all ready to go.


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