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    What is this? How do I get rid of it?

    I was outside of my tiny house doing some yearly maintenance when I noticed this.It looks like Fungi ( only not the kinda of fun guy I'd like to hang out with!) LOL! Anyways, I can't seem to remove it. We have had tons of rain and then heat. I'm in sunny Florida.
    Any ideas? Help! Thanks in advance!
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    #2
    Hmmmm... eat it?

    Joking, please don't actually eat it!

    Have you tried spraying it with vinegar?

    Actually, could it be remnants of masking tape? scrub brush + vinegar works for me

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      #3
      I will try the vinegar this afternoon. It's not masking tape. Thank you for your suggestion.!

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        #4
        Hi Suzfrog...did the vinegar work?

        Otherwise, it might be farfetched perhaps but I read that pollen/bacteria overload is happening this year all over the US and has had a huge impact on a lot of different things. Is it possibly pollen build-up or a fungus produced by over exposure to high amounts of bacteria mixed with a happy breeding ground of heat and humidity in sunny Florida? It does act like fungus growing on the underside of a shady area.

        If vinegar didn't work try fungus killer. Or other natural solutions (in addition to or instead of the vinegar).

        Good luck!

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          #5
          Is the wood still hard, or is it softer than the non-affected bits of wood?

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            #6
            Wood is still hard.. I used vinegar yesterday and it worked. Thanks for all the advice.

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              #7
              Glad your fungi or whatever gave up when you used vinegar! This exchange is such a great example of what this forum is meant to be. Thanks to everyone who contributed - I don't have this fungus on my THOW (which is in the same park as Suzie's) but I learned a lot anyway!

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                #8
                The Fungi is back and worse but again the vinegar worked!!

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                  #9
                  You may want to consider sealing and or staining that wood.

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                    #10
                    I already have.

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                      #11
                      As distasteful as it may sound, you might have to open up that wall and see what's going on. You removed the material and it was back in two weeks! That's a problem (you probably knew that) and it doesn't sound healthy. Call a pest expert to come take a look and be prepared to pull some boards and replace them.

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