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No pest news is good pest news

By this time last year, I had posted twice about my own pest horror stories involving bats... not in my belfry, but in the living space of my house -- which was much too close for comfort.

So far this year, I can knock on all the old wood I plan to refinish in my 1908 bungalow and say that I have not seen a single bat -- nor any evidence thereof.

As a matter of fact, in our neck of the woods it's been a slow year for pests. With a wet spring and cold June weather, the yellowjackets have not become established as they usually do when it's dry and warm. Usually in May I would find a few sleepy yellowjacket queens waking up in my house and looking for the nearest exit to get out and get busy on their nest-building. But all I've seen in my living room have been several fat, fuzzy bumblebees -- which were easily scooped up and set free outside.

The only other sighting has been a couple of slimy slugs in my basement. These are disgusting enough when you see them outside in your garden, but the ick factor of finding them inside is tenfold. I suppose the dampness attracted them. They're easily taken care of, however. Their slow movement makes it simple to go upstairs to the kitchen and return with the salt shaker.

June 12, 2006 in Pest horror stories | Permalink

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Flooding with soap water should help you get rid of most of these pests. From http://pests.in

Posted by: dee | Nov 30, 2007 10:20:19 PM

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