Help — Critters in my windows
I don’t know if this is a question you have ever seen before. Recently we decided to remove a window and close the wall up. It was not possible to remove the window intact without damaging the siding, so my husband cut the frame and removed it in pieces. The windows are typical vinyl single-hung windows. They seem like good energy-efficient, double pane windows and are newer.
The surprise was that when the frame was cut open the inside of it was full of slugs. (We live in the pacific northwest.) I don’t know how they fit in through the weep holes but apparently they like it in there- a lot. The photos show what we found. The dark stuff is slug poo, there was a *lot* of it and the smell was bad.
An inspection around the other windows showed that the other ones on the cool side of the house have the same situation, lots of slug poo around the window frame and I can smell a musty smell near it. I can’t think of a way to clean them out or to keep them free of slugs. They have the typical small weep holes on the top of the sash and then under the edge of the frame outdoors.
How can I deal with this unhealthy situation?
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