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Subterranean termites build mud tunnels from dirt that they bring up from the ground. Tunnels going from crawlspace to attic is common. Most termite guys will destroy the tunnels after treating the area and not bother to clean up the dirt. Not saying this is the source (I'm not a termite inspector) but something to consider
A couple of thoughts... If there are holes in the ceiling of the second floor then air can be flowing up into the attic. Over years this can create a fair amount of dirt/dust. If you have an automatic fan to ventilate the attic this could be pulling dirty air into the attic through the soffits. Sounds like you do not, but suggesting... It may not be ...
I can think of three reasons. Dust, like you mentioned, but coming from anywhere (e.g. soffit vents), not just the crawlspace Debris from the the last roofing. Termite turds. Look up pictures of termite pellets. Is like dust? Sandy? Gravelly?
We had a raccoon in the attic and hired a pest company to remove it. He sealed 3 entries and caged the 4th with a one way door. We got lucky the racoon didn't have a family in our attic. What they do in this case is get the adults out with the one way door and then go into the attic to fetch the babies. The important thing is to put the babies at the last ...
I would recommend removing the existing floor boards and frame a new floor on top of the existing joists before adding any more insulation. Small pockets of air between the floorboards and your cellulose insulation can trap moisture and cause the wood to rot at an increased rate and can increase the likelihood of mold. Something to keep in mind is that when ...
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