02 May 2006

Sittin' On A 100 Gallons of Termite Killah

Did you know that termites have "swarmers"? I only thought they were "grains of rice" snacking on wood...but we learned about these little boogers due to our townhouse in danger of being dessert. Seems our neighbor had them in his townhouse. So, we had our little pad checked out and termites were in our front yard soil. So, in come the bug guys.

After spending about 6 hours in our townhouse (they had to drill along the walls) and pumping 100 gallons of Termadore, the strongest termite killer, into these holes...every living thing around our townhouse has been terminated. Plus, we had carpenter bees which look like bumble bees but no yellow and they can bite. They came from the woods behind our place and like to eat through wood. Sorry, pals, this buffet is closed!
Plus, it was a blessing to have a neighbor with a lawn mower. Our backyard takes all of 5 minutes to mow...but without a storage shed for a mower (or it being a priority) let's just say the weeds Maddy didn't even want to go back there anymore. Maybe she thought she'd get lost. ;) Three days later, it looked like it needed cutting, again! I think Maddy's fertilizer was working too well back there!

So, the home improvements continue as I near being up for two years...Kim and G one year. Time is a-flyin'!

More to come...