Mycophobia, the film
In June 2014, homeowners confronted with the proliferation of woolly filaments in the crawl space of their residence, turned to experts. They concluded that an insidious fungus, known as dry rot fungus, was eating the wood frame of their home. Given the advanced deterioration of the building, demolition was recommended.
The media seized this «breaking»news, spreading fear among the population.
Understandably though, pressed by public opinion, the provincial government commissioned a study. The conclusions published in June 2017 were reassuring. The rot can only develop between 5 and 26 degrees Celcius, on very damp wood, out of sight. Thus, the residence in question rested on a wooden frame on the ground. Moisture, influenced by changes in the level of a nearby lake, was confined by urethane sprayed onto the ceiling and walls of the crawl space.