I have had a couple of questions about what happened to the bats that were in our chimney surround area. To be honest, I wasn’t sure, since I hadn’t
managed to see any more fly out. And what about the termites at Bobcat?
To get started, last week, professional pest control people came to our house and did some mysterious activity involving putting stuff in the walls, which necessitated Anita moving a BUNCH of stuff out of the storage rooms all by herself. UGH. They also put down some interesting looking dark green items in the ground around the house. I didn’t know what they were, but they looked impressive.
They also spent a lot of time complaining about how high our chimney is, but managed to seal all around the top of it. They only left two cone-shaped openings. The idea is that the bats can leave, but not get back in. I guess it worked. Haven’t seen any bats.
Yesterday, yet another Chris, this one from ABC, came back to do a check, and I asked him all about this stuff.
Pest Report, Professional
The termite thingies contain some sort of pesticide that really, really makes termites go away. Chris said it would last 16 years. Shoot, I may not even last that long. I’ll stop worrying about termites, I guess, so $1500 is worth it!
And he expertly eyed those bat cones, and announced with great satisfaction that he saw evidence of bats leaving from the left cone. Well, hooray. I just hope there weren’t any babies in there. I don’t want to be responsible for that.
Chris will be back next week to remove the cones, assuming all bats are gone. And now I don’t have to worry about bats, either. Way, WAY worth $300. So, if you’ve got these problems at a house you’re working on, I’d say, please go ahead and get the house treated for them.
Oh, and we also found out what kind of irritating ants are all over the deck when the regular pest control dude showed up earlier today. Anita can’t remember what they are, but it was an interesting name, she reports. The rather large ants come from the oak tree that touches the deck. The dude sprayed all around the bottom of that tree, so HA, ants! Go to some tree that doesn’t touch a house. We will trimthat one branch as soon as it’s no longer “oak wilt season.”
You are now up to date on pest issues at the Bobcat Lair.
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Photo credits: Anita McCabe