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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

You've got to be kidding me

Good morning.
Late last week, Craig spotted this on the top of one of the bedroom windows....

After goggling it on the internet, I made a call to Rose Pest Solutions. They sent a guy out yesterday, and confirmed. We have termites.  :-(
Although the tech confirmed they were termites, he was a bit puzzled we had them. We have a brick home on a cement slab. He has never seen a home like that infested. It's not easy for termites to find a way into a brick home. Lucky us! And he was unable to find any access point. He could only speculate that they must have gotten in through a crack in the slab.
Anyway, we have purchased the recommended treatment. After miss dig marks the house for utilities, they will send out a tech to drill holes around the entire house and install bait traps. He claims they have a 100% success rate in eliminating the entire colony and protecting from future infestations.He also said it was a fairly new infestation, so there should be no structural damage. He estimated it at less than a year old.
And so, as life would have it, it's always something! The last thing I thought I'd ever have to worry about was termites!
Oh well, deal with it and move on as I say.