Originally posted April 25, 2008
So I had an exterminator come by today to “check” it out. He walked in, looked around and said, “Yup, you got bugs.”
After he regained consciousness, I apologized for hitting him and said, “Duh.”
Actually, I didn’t really hit him. But I wanted to. I admit it. And I confess it. And I repent of it. 🙂
So, the exterminator looked around today and affirmed that I am not, indeed, an idiot. There are, in fact, bugs in my house. BUT (and this is a big but), our problem isn’t limited to just beetles. We also have all the ants from Russia vacationing in Ethel (our front room). And there are a lot of ants in Russia. Actually, there were a lot of ants in Russia. Now there are a lot of ants in my house.
He asked what I wanted to do about them and – after calling him names in my mind – I said, “Well, I guess we probably want to get rid of ’em.”
So, the guy spent an hour or so going through and around my house, spraying “residual and non-residual insect killer.” Hopefully, when I get home tonight, the beetles won’t be there. (Remember, they only come out at night, so the exterminator couldn’t actually see them. He just guessed where they might be.)
Between you and me (and the rest of the internet), I’m not going to be all that shocked when I get home to find the International Beetle and Ant Convention in full swing.
Pray for me… And I’m still looking for any and all advice you might have…