Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What the Heck?

That's what I said the first time I saw a pile of these on my bedroom floor. I cleaned up the two-inch diameter pile of whatever it was, and hoped I wouldn't see it again. I was in denial, though. I didn't want to admit what I thought it was.

Just two days later another pile was in the same place.

I couldn't continue to deny what I was seeing - what I knew must be causing these piles.

Dry wood termites!


So, now we have to figure out how best to treat our termite-infested house. Our next-door neighbors recently had their house treated with the orange oil stuff. I like that idea because it's not toxic to people. I need to talk to my neighbors some more before I start calling around.

Any good ideas, readers?


OH MY #6 said...

I have not heard of this. Poor you.


Sandra said...

Oh no, that really bites!

2weeks2much said...

Oh no! That's so not good! One more thing to worry about. Is Buffy feeling better? Tummy rubs for her! I hope she's getting better every day!

Terri @ in His hands said...


Hope Buffy is feeling better. Brody was stung by a bunch of bees and was completely lethargic. We thought he was sick or had been hit by a car (he got out earlier) so it was actually a relief that he's going to be okay but it made me think of how much you must be worried about Buffy.

Kayce said...

Yuck! I'm sorry!

Mob said...

When we lived in Santa Cruz, CA, termites were a BIG problem. Everybody just tented their houses to get rid of them. It is toxic though. I have heard of another method where they ZAP them with electricity, I don't know if it works or not.