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  • Controlling Termites and Carpenter Ants with Borates

    Borates have no odor, do not discolor wood, and are no more toxic to humans than common table salt. An expert explains why they are ideal for protecting wood-frame buildings from a broad spectrum of insect pests and decay fungi.

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    Contractors who market their design services face hurdles in many stages. Here’s a rundown of the legal and insurance obstacles you’re likely to encounter.