Posted by pete on September 1st, 2006
Our friendly neighborhood exterminator came by yesterday. He put more nasty stuff on our headboard (where he currently thinks the badbugs where hiding). He said that he thinks the bed would be ready for use tonight. The last time we tried the bed, Lis went to bed hours before I did and discovered the bugs before I got to bed. Because of this, she nominated me to be the sacrificial human tonight. She’ll sleep in the guest room and inspect me in the morning. If I pass inspection tomorrow (and maybe again Sunday morning), she’ll try it again.
I’m conflicted about these guys. On one hand, they’re exterminators, yet, up to this point at least, they can’t seem to actually exterminate our bugs. As far as I know, they’re not some mutant strain of super bug, just normal bat bugs. On the other hand, they really do seem to be going out of their way to make sure that all the adults are dead and they’re generally very nice guys. I want to hate them for taking so long, but they really do seem to be trying and aren’t just phoning it in.
…and speaking of biting… Another tree fell on our house. The remnants of Ernesto are coming through and it’s been raining all day. It got heavier in the evening. When I got home, it was dark, but I could tell that one of the trees in the side yard will looking a little too horizontal, intersecting with the roof. Lis and G, who were inside at the time, said that they just heard a medium bump about five minutes before I got home. Luckily, nobody was hurt and there appears to be no damage to the house, excepting one smashed but unused satellite dish. I’ll be able to see things better (and take some pictures) in the morning, but judging from the outside and inside inspections (including the attic), the damage is fairly minor. Of course, I called the insurance company, so we’ll probably see our rates fly up, even though the total bill for removal will probably fall under our deductible.