Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bat and Carpenter Bee Update...

But first, forgot to mention that the tunnel we visited Sunday was carved using only hand tools. That is what makes it so awesome. And you can see by the size of the people standing in front of it how huge it is. Don't know why I forgot that little tidbit. And as we were walking through it in the dark the neighbor that visits it regularly informs us that people ride horses through it all the time and that we may step in a pile. We all just froze wishing we'd brought a flashlight. But we ventured on and didn't get our feet dirty.

Now on to the unwelcome critters in my life...

I subscribe to a free magazine called West Virginia Wildlife that is published 4 times a year. In it for spring, they had a long article on bats. They told how to keep the bats out of your house and when to do it. It's not the time of year to do it right now because they talked of doing the stuff to the outside of the house but if I can get someone to help me we can bat proof my cabin from the inside. Just gotta find someone that isn't afraid to get on a ladder and help me. If you're interested in subscribing to the magazine and since it's free, click here. Then click on subscribe at the bottom. It's not a very big magazine but it has some really neat stuff on the critters in this mountain state. Oh, and in the article on bats they said the droppings are great for gardens. Thank goodness I only have one or two and don't have to worry about shoveling the stuff up, or I'd use it on my flower beds.

Now to the bees...Orkin was just here 2 weeks ago and the bees are really active. Have to dust their residue off my coffee table daily now. So I called them last Friday to let them know that what they did the last time didn't help at all and got a call this morning that Jeremy is on his way to do something that should stop the problem. Cross you fingers that this treatment will work. I'm so afraid that they will continue to eat on my main roof support beam that my roof will come tumbling down on me. The bees are so bad right now that even setting on my porch they buzz me. So I haven't been doing much setting there.

And speaking of flower beds (back there somewhere), my company loves to piddle in the yard so she cleaned out one of my flower beds and my dragon bed. She even painted my dragon. Well, she gave it a base coat, and I'm going to work on highlighting the scales and stuff when the rain stops. But here's a pic of her when she finished.
Have a great week!

9 comments:

Shelley said...

Love the dragon! Mayhaps Jeremy can bat-proof your house while he's there for the bees???

JC said...

Hey girlfriend. I'm catching up on blog reading today. Sorry, I've gotten so behind on yours. I would love to walk that trail. It is beautiful. Thank GOD for handy and willing neighbors. I need some of those. Love the dragon!! Love your new electronic gadget but I really don't know what it is? I'm assuming you download books to it? Glad you had some visitors it sounds like y'all had a great time. I'm so proud of you talking about eating half a greasy burger. You have indeed come a very long way. Opping for a lot of fresh strawberries and a little cake. WAY TO GO!!!

VeeGettingHealthy said...

Great dragon. Would love to have one in our new yard, especially since my next novel is about dragons. Love it!

Vee at www.veegettinghealthy.blogspot.com

grammy said...

Never a dull moment. Bees, bats and company to boot. Loved the pics from yesterday. That would be fun to walk on that trail and through the tunnel. Hope you get rid of the bees before the roof caves in on you (o: That would be a lot of bees eating a lot of wood wouldn't it? Thanks for coming by and leaving comments (o:

Cammy said...

Great. Now I have to worry about your entire roof structure crashing down on your beautiful little head?
Sheesh.

Love, love, love the dragon. We must get you a sword! :)

jinxxxygirl said...

OMG! I absolutely LOVE the dragon! I want one!!! LOL! Where did you find that?? Jinx!

Natalia said...

I miss the country. When I lived up north we had a skunk that tried to take up residence under our house! The good thing and bad thing about skunks is you can smell em so you know when they are trying to invade your home. Bats and bees not so much. I say it's a small trade off for living in the county! :) Loved the pictures of your house. My son, he's 4, doesn't think that's a dragon in your yard, he's not sure what it is, but there are no wings and no feet so, "it can't be a dragon"! LOL

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