Mar 20, 2016

The termites are back

This is the second time I write this…it was great the first time, not so much this time……dang WordPress error 👿 

Last Wednesday Colin and I had gone up the beach to try out a new restaurant ( post coming ).

On the way back we turned and saw this lovely scene.  The horse had been training directly in front of our site.

On the way back we turned and saw this lovely scene. The horse had been training directly in front of our site.

We are certainly going to miss these spectacles.

We are certainly going to miss these spectacles.

As we approached the RV, I noticed some insects flying about.  It did not take long to realize that the termites were back.  The hatching of these termites usually occurs late March to mid April.  Our first four years here were termite free.  But back in 2014 we were swarmed with thousands of them and our RV was a war zone.  It took us hours to gain control.  You can read that story hereLast year we had a minor invasion as we now knew how to deal with them.  They fly to the light so one has to shut all lights off and of course vents and windows.  Last Wednesday we had left our fairy lights on to guide us home as we walked the beach at dusk.  The screened windows were all open and we had left a light on inside for the girls. We quickly shut everything up and I also ran to advise the other RVers what was happening so that they could protect their RV’s.  It took us over 90 minutes to kill  those horrific insects as they kept popping up here and there.  I didn’t count every one but pretty close to 125 were terminated 😯

They usually pass by quickly if there is no light.  However they do come for 3 to 5 nights in a row.  So we battened down the hatches at dusk last Thursday and a few did go over us.  Nothing on Friday.  Colin spoke with an old fisherman on the beach who explained that the wind had brought the large batch on on Wednesday.  Just our luck that we were out.

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Not an easy task to capture swarming insects.

So once we got control of the insects I lost control of me.  For some unknown reason I became very weak, total lack of energy and appetite.  I just lay about for over 48 hours.  You have to know that if I don’t want a glass of vino or to look at the computer, even my emails, that things are pretty dire.  Today is my first normal day.

Semena Santa/Holy Week began today.  We saw more people on the beach today than any other single day thus far this season.

Semena Santa/Holy Week began today. We saw more people on the beach today than any other single day thus far this season.

The week ahead promise to be as interesting as the sunset tonight.

The week ahead promises to be as interesting as the sunset tonight.

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3 Responses to “The termites are back”

  1. We waved to you as we went by Mazatlan today! Glad we have never had to endure flying termites, happy to hear you got them under control.

    Ruth

  2. Upriverdavid says:

    Terminating the termites…I chuckled over that……….
    David

  3. That is scary, I wonder what kind of illness you had. Glad you are feeling better.

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