Monday, September 8, 2008

What I Learned Today


When the Basement Systems guys came to start our basement remodeling, I got to see what a hornets nest looks like. Right there in my basement rafters, hidden above the ceiling was a foot long nest. We were all afraid to go near it and the remodeling guys didn't want to touch it either so I called several pest control places. Fortunately, I got one that had a guy in the area who came by in half an hour to take care of it. He said it was dead and just got a broom to knock it down. We all felt a bit silly then, but I asked how he knew it was dead. He said because there was no activity going on around it. Normally, there would be hornets flying in and out. I asked how he could tell if they weren't all just out and would be back and he said because the queen and her drones would all stay and there would be some flying around it. I was very relieved that we didn't have hornets in my basement. Here is what it looked like--big, brown, flaky ugly thing.

4 comments:

RogerDJ said...

Hmmm I don't even want to think about what is in our basement rafters after reading this.

Daisy said...

Oh my! Thank goodness all the hornets were deaded! We do not have basements in south Florida.

Mountain Woman said...

Eeeewww! That's terrible. Your hornet's nest and Pam's snake over on Life on a Southern Farm have been enough adventures for me in a week.
I'm glad you are all okay and they were all dead.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

RogerDJ: I know, I was afraid to find out what was behind the walls. I didn't even think there would be bad things above the ceiling!

Daisy: Too bad you don't have a basement. My cats like roaming around down there playing hide-n-seek and chasing each other around.

Mountain Woman: I was very glad there was no activity with that nest too! Very scary! I'll have to go read about the snake.

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