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What do you do about bugs/spiders/insects on your wood?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by NewtownPA, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    holy sh!t!!!!! that would make me move!!
    time to button up that house.... how the heck did it even know where to go? you must have those things all over the place!!
    i dunno if i am gonna sleep now....

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  2. Ron Lloyd

    Ron Lloyd New Member

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    Come on now don’t lose any sleep over it. If it makes you feel any better I have never had one crawl in bed with me. If fact I have only twice had to remove and relocate them from the living quarters of the house and that’s been a couple of years ago. Hey, I don’t like snakes either but you do get used to them. This house is more than a hundred and sixty years old. Most likely black snakes have been coming and going here for more than three of my life times. I don’t know how I would make this house snake proof even if I tried. As you can see they can get through very, very small holes. Just think how small of a hole a little 3 footer could get through.

    Sleep tight.

    Ron
  3. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    couldn't sleep kept thinking i was fighting anacondas in my house!!!
    wow 160 years old dunno what to tell ya.... i would come and help but if i saw one you woulda swore you saw flash!
    just wait till winter when they are hanging out with the cat at the stove!! lol
  4. Rick

    Rick Member

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    Wow. Do you ever feel like standing in your living room and screaming, "Enough is enough! I have had it with these mother***ing snakes in this mother***ing house!" in your best Samuel Jackson voice? Just kidding with you, but I think I'd take the mice.
  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Yow-zers . . . pics like these remind me of why I'm glad I live in Maine. The only snakes I see are the harmless, little garter snakes for the most part . . . and absolutely no poisonous snakes.

    As far as the mice . . . that's why I have cats. :) ;)
  6. Ron Lloyd

    Ron Lloyd New Member

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    I used to have cats. I don’t know where they got to. They just turned up missing.

    Ron
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    :) :) :) I can't help myself . . . that was a pretty snappy comeback.
  8. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Feeling the Heat

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    Who just stands there snapping photos of that thing instead of shooing it off???
  9. Cazimere

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    Sack up, and find something worthwhile to worry bout : )
  10. Bigg_Redd

    Bigg_Redd Minister of Fire

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    I bring in only a days' supply of wood at a time. I usually give each piece a knock or two on the splitting block before it comes inside. Unless it's wood that I know has termites. In that case it goes straight into the fire.
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