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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Termites. Powder post beetles.

Remember when I did that nice to-do list?
Well, as usual, it seems that something else popped up and moved to the front of the list.  This wasn't even on any list I have ever created in my wildest moments for this house.
Termites in my porch posts.  And I found powder post beetles in my other porch.  A bug guy I talked to asked why I knew these bugs and I told him of my training.  One of the classes in museum studies is insect recognition - so you don't get them in your collection. We had a donated wedding dress from Iowa I kept in a fishing company's deep freezer for a month to get rid of some funky bug living in it. 
Someone asked me if I still like my house, and I told them "yup".  Too bad I can't put it in a big tupperware container and stick it in a freezer for a month....while I vacation somewhere lovely.

3 comments:

Buffy said...

I had and still do have termites in my fencing around my 2 1/2 acre ranch. The posts start deteriorating and start falling over. I was told the fencing was far away enough from my house to infest my house. The only way to repair the fence was to put new posts in. What will you do about your problem?

Blue Shoe Farm said...

I've got a whole lotta estimates coming in for insect demolition...

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