It’s October, so you know what that means: Halloween. Cable channels trot out every horror movie in their archive, jack-o-lanterns sit out on every doorstep and the streets of downtown Alpharetta are lined with scarecrows made by local schoolchildren and families. And come Oct. 31, tiny mobs will take to the streets, demanding candy from each and every house with lights on inside. It’s a fun season, and it is the one time of year most, if not all, people enjoy the fun of being a little scared by the things that go bump in the night. And what is scarier than pests or bugs infesting your home or office? If you’re looking for a few frightful pest stories, keep reading. If you want to keep pests out of your home, make sure to give Turf Masters Pest Prevention a call today.
A personal among frightful pest stories is the one about the guy who bought a used PlayStation 2 off Craigslist. He got the game system back to his house, hooked it up and noticed it would read the game he wanted to play. After testing a number of his other games, he decided to crack open the PS2 and see if he could fix it. Instead of the usual diode and circuits, he found an entire colony of roaches. They skittered out, all over his arm and spread like wildfire throughout his entire apartment. The story goes that it took him a week to get rid of all the roaches, but we both know that those roaches were no doubt still hiding – and breeding – out of sight. Yuck.
This one is among the saddest of frightful pest stories. An older couple purchased a home in Florida, planning to spend their golden years in it. Sight unseen, they figured the house had been inspected and was fine to be inhabited. Turns out the inspectors didn’t do their job and the house was literally overrun with termites. From the grout to the kitchen tile to the cabinets to the porch outside, nothing was spared from the termites’ munching. The house was declared a total loss and torn down as it was cheaper to go that route than trying to get rid of the pests and fixing the damage.
Do you have any of your own frightful pest stories? Or want to avoid living through them? Give Turf Masters Pest Prevention a call today at 770-545-8688 or request a free quote online. The pros at Turf Masters Pest Prevention are the people you want and need to keep your home pest free.