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How to keep my dog from escaping through crawl space

AmyandKent | Posted in General Questions on

I live in New Orleans and my house is raised about one 1.5 feet from the ground. I need a barrier to keep my dog from escaping through this crawl space. I built a frame covered with hardware cloth but the termite exterminator suggested that the frames should not touch the house siding because the wood frames attached to the wood siding on the house would encourage termite infestation. 

What other barrier ideas would be recommended?


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    BILL WICHERS | | #1

    You could use treated wood that has been treated for termites (this is the BLUE treated lumber), or PVC "lumber". The other solution would be a metal frame. You can often make simple gate frames with 1/2" galvanized water pipe and fittings, for example. Since dogs are pretty big compared to insects, you don't need a super tight fitting gate, which makes everything much less critical.


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