Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready! The Great Reveal is here! ***DRUMROLL*** Here he is – TRH (The Retired Husband) beginning to remove the facade that has hidden what they – the house munchers aka termites – have done. The holes and the bits of rubbish are spots where Exterminator K has been digging, looking and baiting, … More Echoes of House Munchers – aka Termites
Lucky, lucky us ! We live in a High Hazard area for termites ! It has been over two months since we discovered that our house is being eaten. Two months of weekly visits by the Exterminator. Two months of watching, waiting, waiting, waiting. Today he was happy to report he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ They … More House Munchers Update
I’ve been cleaning the termite infested cupboard that has housed our thousands of slides (pre-digital era), photo albums and a mountain of my craft gear. I now need to find a new home for what is to be kept. In honour of me – I wrote this ode: Aching, tired bones and muscles wouldn’t you know … More Ode to Me
Today was FIELD INSPECTION DAY. Evidence of enemy infiltration was uncovered. The Enemy Frontline was found. I hereby submit evidence of the dastardly cunning of The Terminoidae. Inside cupboards have been munched and crunched. Hidden behind mountains of boxes seldom moved, they hid, probably for years. Behind wall panellings the munching, crunching has continued. Believing … More Termite Battle Stations!
The Kingdom of the Termitoidae it seems, is quite impressive. They’ve been around since the dinosaurs. They are as indestructible as cockroaches. The have colonised ( = invaded) just about every mass of land except the Antarctica. Colonies can range in size from just a few hundred individuals to millions! Not just that, but … More Getting to Know the House Munchers