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My escape hatch has hardwood floors...what should I do to prevent?

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  1. AshamedandScratching

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Sep 17 2011 23:16:04
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    The floors were sanded and varnished this week.

    What else can I do?

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Sep 18 2011 0:19:21
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    Not an expert but the home you're moving into has varnished floors? Sounds good to me. What's the problem?

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 8 years ago
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    I love that you said it that way. Reassuring.

    I'm just afraid of the floors getting infested if something happens. I am neurotic.

    Yep. They're stained and varnished. Then I'll focus on sealing the jambs and baseboards

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    I would defer to others like KillerQueen on caulking, but my understanding is that sealing cracks when you do not currently have bed bugs is a good idea.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Could be worse... could be wall to wall carpeting and wood panel on walls AND ceiling. A bathroom built over an existing room with plywood and panel over that- that has a plaster ceiling above the drop ceiling over the tub with a large 2' gaping hole, wide plank flooring under the tub with a big hole in it for bathtub plumbing... and all this on the wall adjacent to your bedroom with unsealed cracks everywhere.

    I opted for the wood looking vinyl plank flooring when I knew the living room needed to b redone to treat properly. $500 it cost, almost as much as real hard wood though I did it in one night.

    Guess what, what I hadn't considered at that time... I later had treatment.
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Sep 18 2011 6:16:07
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    This is an uninfested space, so I want to try and keep it that way.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Nobugsonme - 7 hours ago  » 
    I would defer to others like KillerQueen on caulking, but my understanding is that sealing cracks when you do not currently have bed bugs is a good idea.

    I plan on tackling it as soon as I move in. After I treat the stuff I will need right away.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Consider putting some DE in the cracks before sealing, but as NB says, check with an expert like KillerQueen first.


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