I am literally being eaten out of house and home. And quite frankly, its freaking me out.
That beautifully contstructed tunnel over there..... TERMITES.
I have no idea how bad they actually are. I mean, how fast do those little tunnels grow? How long does it take them to build them? Should I go around knocking on all of my walls now to see if they are hollow?
That wall is at the bottom of my closet. There has been a couple of boxes in front of that area since we moved in. Coach was looking for something tonight, and so he moved the box. And discovered THAT. He had no idea what it was. If my job didn't require me to spend so much time in distressed houses, I wouldn't have known what it was. From top to bottom, that tube stretches about three feet or so, give or take a couple of inches.
So now what? I'm obviously going to call the bug guy in the morning. Which means that I naturally am going to be cleaning out my closet tomorrow evening. But someone reassure me here.... this is fixable, right? After a fairly thorough inspection, that is the only wall where we can see anything. I'm still hopeful that means that it will all just go away. (With a little help from the really cool guy with all the poison, of course!)
Bug is obsessing over this. I can't even begin to estimate how many questions on termites we fielded after showing this to him. And we waited to show him until 15 minutes before bedtime!
Jock is acting like he couldn't really care any less. After all, he's not the one being blamed!
Coach is gifted with the "out of sight, out of mind" talent. He moved the box so its somewhat in front of it again (keeping the dogs away from it), and will probably not think of it again until I tell him when the bug guy is coming.
But me? I'm sitting here feeling like I've got a million tiny little things crawling all over me. I couldn't stay in my closet for very long when I was changing after work.....it just felt creepy. I will probably have nightmares about stupid termites all night tonight. Combine this with the cockroach infestation I discovered during a property inspection today on a new property I just picked up.......
Oh yeah. The bug guy is going to become my new Best Friend.