Don't get all "manliy man" & tackle a project that you know to be over your head by yourself. If you fug up then you'll end up calling in a professional who has to fix your mistake & the original problem. That's damn near handing the pro blank check. (Especially if he's unscrupulous) If you're lucky, you know someone that can help you through it & they'll show you how along with some other tips for similar situations.
Also I strongly second what fitty 76 said about the termite inspection.