Monday, January 18, 2010

In Which We Have A Few Thousand Uninvited Guests

Tomorrow we've got the pest control man coming out to do an inspection and probably a treatment.

This is because last Friday the crew discovered termites eating our house.

It is perhaps an understatement to say that we were not thrilled by this development. While I am all about organic and sustainable pest management and am certainly ready to live and let live most of the time, my knee jerk response to this announcement was something along the lines of "KILL THEM! KILL THEM WITH FIRE!!!" The thought of a huge colony of insects munching away at our newly renovated property while I try to come up with some natural means of disposing of them makes me hyperventilate. Termites don't even have cuteness going for them as a redeeming quality, so I feel no remorse at the utter hatred I feel for this particular colony and any of its house dining brethren that may be as yet undiscovered. Luckily the crew only found them in a really small section of the siding where the chimney meets the roof and not in, say, our foundation. Hopefully this will continue to be the case after the inspection.

Anyway as a result we've got the pest control guy coming out, and he'll probably spray all sorts of nasty chemicals all over our house, and so it's a good thing that we aren't living there yet as I'm sure that would be fantastic for Connor's chemical sensitivity issues. Bummer. But on the up side, our beautiful new home will no longer be the main course for a couple thousand freeloaders.




Mary said...


..that is all.

Becca said...

What she said! Hope the house is purged of squatters soon...

Katy said...

I'm with you--kill em all.

At least the crew caught them before they nibbled away at your entire house.

Terena said...

AK!!!! I'm all about organic living as well, but when it comes to termites, there's nothing else to do but NUKE them. How horrible for you guys.

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