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From the similarity of the lines, I'd say you pulled something out of the old 2x4 (nails) and dragged them across the board, perhaps as you twisted and pulled to separate/remote the board from wherever it was before. I don't believe there are any insects that travel in perfect unison like that.


According to http://www.cdc.gov/rodents/cleaning/ and http://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/technical/hps/faq.html hantavirus stays infectious for only a few days. Let the droppings sit for a while (and thoroughly dry out), then vacuum them.


The fly is a crane fly and has nothing to do with eating your drywall. http://www.cirrusimage.com/flies_crane.htm


@Mazura is right... you will NEVER get rid of the cockroaches in an apartment. The best you can hope for is to control them and minimize their presence. Some years ago, a friend was in your situation and she was unable to move out (the ONLY solution). So, she packed every nook and cranny she could find with powdered boric acid. That actually did an ...


Diatomaceous earth is basically caltrops for cockroaches. Diatomaceous earth kills all bugs with an exoskeleton. It has been reported to be the most effective solution when fighting pests like fleas, ants and bed bugs. You have to keep it dry, though. Even morning dew can make diatomaceous earth ineffective. -richsoil.com To the best of my ...


Without seeing your home it's hard to give an accurate reply. You mentioned the soffit and facia: we had an ever so small but big enough gap for both mice and bats to get in where the soffit and wall meet. We caulked all the way around the house on two levels. It was a lot of tubes but worth it. If you have had bats in the attic and you get them out you ...

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