Repairing wood lath before replastering wall. Room had termite damage and some of lath is damaged. I can fix some of the lath but other more severe areas seem to require metal lath replacement. My question regards the proper installation of the metal lathe in this situation. Can I staple the mesh directly into the intact lath or do I need to pull out more wood lath around the damaged area in order to reach the studs for metal lath stapling. Seems easier to staple into the intact wood lath, but is that not recommended???