Psycho-Babble Social Thread 897910

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Termite swarming season.

Posted by Dinah on May 27, 2009, at 9:49:24

:(

I'll be hiding under my bed in the dark.

 

Re: Termite swarming season. Dinah

Posted by Phillipa on May 27, 2009, at 11:04:31

In reply to Termite swarming season., posted by Dinah on May 27, 2009, at 9:49:24

Oh is it now? Un oh. Phillipa

 

Re: Termite swarming season.

Posted by Dinah on May 27, 2009, at 11:22:15

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season. Dinah, posted by Phillipa on May 27, 2009, at 11:04:31

Yup. Apparently our calking needs some work because they got inside and we had a small indoor swarm. We're all traumatized.

They get everywhere. I'm not afraid of bugs in general, but I got stuck in a swarm a few years back and had termites *everywhere*. I was picking them out of my mouth and hair, shaking them out of my bra, and a few got in my undies. They'll even fly into your eyes. You can squash them easily, and their wings keep falling off. Termite wings everywhere.

I might not be afraid of bugs in general, but I developed a fear of termites - at least in swarms.

 

Re: Termite swarming season. Dinah

Posted by Phillipa on May 27, 2009, at 20:38:34

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season., posted by Dinah on May 27, 2009, at 11:22:15

Had them in my walls once years ago different house and all you heard was crunch cruch cruch. Wasn't pretty. Wall replaced and termite treatment to whole house which is very toxic. Phillipa

 

Re: Termite swarming season. Phillipa

Posted by Dinah on May 27, 2009, at 22:57:48

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season. Dinah, posted by Phillipa on May 27, 2009, at 20:38:34

I'm not sure termites eat at all in swarming season. They seem to just blindly fly everywhere and anywhere, mate, and die.

It's gross.

 

Re: Termite swarming season. Dinah

Posted by Tabitha on May 27, 2009, at 23:34:30

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season. Phillipa, posted by Dinah on May 27, 2009, at 22:57:48

I didn't know termites had a swarming season. Sounds like something out of a horror movie. You have my sympathies.

 

Re: Termite swarming season.

Posted by Dinah on May 27, 2009, at 23:41:21

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season. Dinah, posted by Tabitha on May 27, 2009, at 23:34:30

http://blog.nola.com/times-picayune/2007/05/midmay_is_peak_swarming_time_f.html

Definitely horror movie material.


 

Re: Termite swarming season.

Posted by Sigismund on May 28, 2009, at 3:52:07

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season., posted by Dinah on May 27, 2009, at 23:41:21

I'm not keen on insects, arachnids or arthropods.

They seem to me as bad as humans, present company excepted of course.

 

Re: Termite swarming season. Sigismund

Posted by Dinah on May 28, 2009, at 9:07:55

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season., posted by Sigismund on May 28, 2009, at 3:52:07

In general I have no trouble with insects as long as they aren't harming my home (or anyone else's home) or any person and don't invade my personal space uninvited.

So I guess my feelings for them are like my feelings for humans.

 

Obiter dicta Dinah

Posted by Sigismund on May 28, 2009, at 15:51:53

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season. Sigismund, posted by Dinah on May 28, 2009, at 9:07:55

I don't know if this is still the case (which says something about how I look after my home) but for many many years a 'group' of wasps was living in one of the wall cavities.
They were well behaved and never stung anyone.
I'm not keen on the praying mantis or the large spider in my bedroom.
OTOH, bats in the house are fine.

 

(((((((Dinah)))))) So sorry/hope it's over soon (nm)

Posted by Kath on May 29, 2009, at 11:45:45

In reply to Re: Termite swarming season. Dinah, posted by Phillipa on May 27, 2009, at 20:38:34

 

It is!!!

Posted by Dinah on June 1, 2009, at 10:41:02

In reply to (((((((Dinah)))))) So sorry/hope it's over soon (nm), posted by Kath on May 29, 2009, at 11:45:45

It's nightmarish, but blessedly brief.

They only got inside the once. We'll fix the caulking by next year. It'll help with summer electric bills too.


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