• In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to deal with termites.


    1. Use sprayer to apply insecticide around outside of building; spray onto wood surfaces 24 inches up from foundation.
    2. From inside the basement, spray insecticide to the wood framing 24 inches in from foundation wall.
    • 2 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the house and extent of the termite infestation
    • Difficulty: Hard
      This is a job for a professional exterminator
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