I'm watching some DIY show where they're pulling down drywall to find total, squirming runnells full of carpenter ants. Then, there's also a huge, giant spider infestation eating the ants. The house is so riddled that the walls are almost held up with the packed sawdust, vs. the 2x4s that should actually be there.
My hair is standing on end and my nose is itching. (Childhood trauma with a neighbor child and flies.) Plus, I'm terrified of termites and other things infesting my own house.
Have you had to deal with [ahem] pests? What were they and how did you get rid of them?
I'm dealing with mice. Linelle suggested a cool idea of stringing poison on wire so they couldn't take it and squirreI l it away. Hmm... another rodent. I hear them in 3 walls, no where near the kitchen, and I don't know how to get the poison to them.
I also exterminate every 2 years for termites. I have so many water issues from bad plumbing, years of leaks, a decade of no gutters, etc., that I think the termites will be ongoing. Plus, I'm in the country and they're in my barn.
I also work in restaurants. Anyone who is squeamish about the idea of a restaurant exterminating is Really foolish not thinking. You WANT to hear they're doing that every month. Cockroaches live in dry paper, cardboard, etc., and you cannot avoid them in commercial spaces. So ask your favorite bar or restaurant what their extermination schedule is. Everyone will know, because employees help pack up the glassware, pots, pans, liquor, etc in preparation for the overnight exterminators. If they don't know? Ask a manager or run like hell.
Flying bugs. Died and gone to hell.....