Pests

User avatar
Banedon
Curse You!
Posts: 56403
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:36 pm
Location: Kidding Myself

Pests

Postby Banedon » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:17 pm

Just discovered yellow jackets in my nonfunctional fireplace. Fortunately its on of those glass front types so they can't get in. I have ground squirrels under the driveway, and ants on occasion in various locations in the house.

[expletive] off nature.

User avatar
kujay
Superstar
Posts: 19408
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:46 am
Location: Kansas City

Pests

Postby kujay » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:19 pm

Dude I had two morning doves get in through an under-eave vent and travel several feet around a corner and in the wall between a bathroom and bedroom.

The dog was standing there staring at the wall by the toilet forever until I figured out why. Critter Control took care of it by cutting a small hole in the drywall.
Just an average guy with exceptional hair. No more, no less.

User avatar
Banedon
Curse You!
Posts: 56403
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:36 pm
Location: Kidding Myself

Re: Pests

Postby Banedon » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:21 pm

kujay wrote:Dude I had two morning doves get in through an under-eave vent and travel several feet around a corner and in the wall between a bathroom and bedroom.

The dog was standing there staring at the wall by the toilet forever until I figured out why. Critter Control took care of it by cutting a small hole in the drywall.


Called Orkin, cuz it was the only place that would answer their phone today, they want to do 7 treatments for the yellow jackets. $199 for the first one, $99 each for the next six.

I think I'll tape up the fireplace and call around on Monday morning.

User avatar
kujay
Superstar
Posts: 19408
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:46 am
Location: Kansas City

Pests

Postby kujay » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:26 pm

Oh yeah they'll make it hurt.
Just an average guy with exceptional hair. No more, no less.

User avatar
Sammy Sofa
Licks Butts
Posts: 56771
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:45 pm
Location: Washington DC

Re: Pests

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:45 pm

[expletive] STINKBUGS.

User avatar
XZero77
Superstar
Posts: 18605
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:57 am
Location: The Wastes
Contact:

Re: Pests

Postby XZero77 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:31 pm

Prairie dogs and [expletive] piece of [expletive] skunks.

Oh, and black widows.

User avatar
mul21
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 7135
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:53 am
Location: Hell (a.k.a. St. Louis)
Contact:

Re: Pests

Postby mul21 » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:14 pm

[expletive] you all, I had possums living in my finished basement.
I like beer.

User avatar
Tim
Hall of Fame
Posts: 39913
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:02 am
Location: Naperville, IL
Contact:

Re: Pests

Postby Tim » Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:51 pm

Back in the day, my 3 year old daughter had to go to the hospital because she stood on a fire ant hill in our back yard.

That sucked.
Spoiler: show

Image

User avatar
Derwood
Stall Monitor
Posts: 58429
Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:44 am
Location: 375 Miles East of Wrigley

Re: Pests

Postby Derwood » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:47 pm

This is our eighth spring in this house, and suddenly we have ants. We did a combination of spraying around the foundation and sprinkling Splenda in the areas they seem to be coming in

User avatar
rocket
Superstar
Posts: 17780
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:48 pm
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Contact:

Re: Pests

Postby rocket » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:01 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:[expletive] STINKBUGS.


YES. I'm convinced these creatures didn't really exist until 2 years ago. I always heard about them, then one day a billion showed up and have never left.
Do it for Kent.

User avatar
rocket
Superstar
Posts: 17780
Joined: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:48 pm
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Contact:

Re: Pests

Postby rocket » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:02 am

and the lady asian beetles are out of control this year
Do it for Kent.

User avatar
mul21
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 7135
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:53 am
Location: Hell (a.k.a. St. Louis)
Contact:

Re: Pests

Postby mul21 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:22 am

rocket wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:[expletive] STINKBUGS.


YES. I'm convinced these creatures didn't really exist until 2 years ago. I always heard about them, then one day a billion showed up and have never left.


I ended up with an infestation of these things last fall. No idea where they came from or how they got in my house, but it seemed like I was killing a couple of them every day. They kept randomly showing up here and there all through the winter too.
I like beer.

CubinNY
Superstar
Posts: 19411
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:52 am
Location: Pike Road, Al

Re: Pests

Postby CubinNY » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:43 pm

[expletive] fire ants.

User avatar
Banedon
Curse You!
Posts: 56403
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:36 pm
Location: Kidding Myself

Re: Pests

Postby Banedon » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:45 am

Yellow jacket update. There were only 3 in the fireplace. 2 have died, the other is moving REAL slow. We're gonna wait it out and see if any more show up. If not, we're gonna count our lucky stars and save our moneys.

If more show up, then we'll have to do something.

User avatar
Rob
Superstar
Posts: 12817
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:33 am

Re: Pests

Postby Rob » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:57 pm

Spiders. Giant [expletive] spiders all around the exterior of the house. I can't even use my deck.

Any recommendations for dealing with them?

User avatar
XZero77
Superstar
Posts: 18605
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:57 am
Location: The Wastes
Contact:

Re: Pests

Postby XZero77 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:38 pm

Rob wrote:Spiders. Giant [expletive] spiders all around the exterior of the house. I can't even use my deck.

Any recommendations for dealing with them?



Image

But seriously, I have had luck keeping the black widows at bay with Ortho Home Defense Max. It does an excellent job of killing them, and a pretty good job of keeping them away.

User avatar
Rob
Superstar
Posts: 12817
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:33 am

Re: Pests

Postby Rob » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:27 pm

XZero77 wrote:
Rob wrote:Spiders. Giant [expletive] spiders all around the exterior of the house. I can't even use my deck.

Any recommendations for dealing with them?



Image

But seriously, I have had luck keeping the black widows at bay with Ortho Home Defense Max. It does an excellent job of killing them, and a pretty good job of keeping them away.


Good deal. I'll check it out. Thanks!

User avatar
weis21
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 5989
Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:45 am
Location: ECU

Re: Pests

Postby weis21 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:37 pm

Yeah, Ortho Home Defense Max worked well for me in the past (black widows and other large spiders).

User avatar
Stannis
RIP Sulley
Posts: 43322
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2004 8:17 am
Location: Winterfell

Re: Pests

Postby Stannis » Wed May 20, 2015 7:50 am

Just discovered bumblebees getting into my basement. Do those count as pests?
"Glowing like sunset, a red sword was raised in the hand of a blue-eyed king who cast no shadow."

User avatar
Banedon
Curse You!
Posts: 56403
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:36 pm
Location: Kidding Myself

Re: Pests

Postby Banedon » Wed May 20, 2015 7:55 am

Stannis wrote:Just discovered bumblebees getting into my basement. Do those count as pests?


Definitely.

User avatar
CubInOK
5-Time All-Star
Posts: 5028
Joined: Tue May 06, 2003 7:08 pm
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Re: Pests

Postby CubInOK » Wed May 20, 2015 8:03 am

Stannis wrote:Just discovered bumblebees getting into my basement. Do those count as pests?

Try to find a beekeeper and not an exterminator to get rid of them.

User avatar
jersey cubs fan
Hall of Fame
Posts: 49519
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:38 pm

Re: Pests

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed May 20, 2015 8:08 am

CubInOK wrote:
Stannis wrote:Just discovered bumblebees getting into my basement. Do those count as pests?

Try to find a beekeeper and not an exterminator to get rid of them.

Tim wrote:"Hawthorne Effect". Basically, people improve their behavior if they know they're being watched. I'm a competitive cur, so having friends that are also doing it drives me to want to "win" daily/weekly challenges and such.

Lenny
Starter
Posts: 442
Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:06 pm

Re: Pests

Postby Lenny » Wed May 20, 2015 10:19 pm

Carpenter bees. Harmless to humans and pets, and to some, kind of cute (had a girl once who actually named them) but holy [expletive] are they shockingly destructive.

They will [expletive] your deck/gazebo/soffit fascia up quicker than termites.


Return to “Rants”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests