Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Home Invasion

Ok, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic.  I'm not talking about the ski-mask, gun-toting type of home invaders.  Instead I'm talking about critters.  We have been feeling a bit attacked/overwhelmed lately...

  1. The greenhouse was infested with wood-boring carpenter ants...
  2. Yesterday we caught the 4th bat in the house this year.
  3. The bee hive has returned which is causing some bees to find their way into the house.
We are trying to take it all in stride.  The greenhouse is under control and I have bought boric acid to dust in all the cracks and crevices to try and kill any other colonies. 

We have no idea how the bats are getting the house.  We get guano accumulation on the front porch, but we cant fund any evidence of them roosting in the area.

The bees have been evaluated by a local beekeeper.  We have come up with a plan to get them removed.  I just need to buy a bunch of scaffolding so that the beekeeper can do his work 30-foot up...