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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Help ~ I Need Pest Control!

So, when we schedule monthly pest control services, which pests are they supposed to "control?"  Sure, we expect them to eliminate those pesky roaches, ants, spiders, and other creepy crawlies, but what about the other pests?  What about those door-to-door salesmen who ignore your No Soliciting sign - pests.  Or those canvassing church ladies who try every way possible to give you a brochure - pests.  And, those youngsters who try to get you to believe they are earning money for a scholarship, but they swear that they "aren't selling anything" - pests.  Lest we forget (how could we possibly) there are also those nuisance calls from telemarketers - pests.

Who is controlling them?  How are we supposed to stop them?  No one has invented a product (legal product) that can eliminate them as far as I know.  Are we just supposed to put up with them when they ignore our requests to be left alone?  Is there no relief from the constant pitches from here and there?  I want help!  Make them go away!

How do we sort out the "pests" who may be canvassing the neighborhood, looking for a likely house to break in to?  How do we determine which offers are scams before we get caught up in their web?  When is it okay to be as rude to them as they are to us?    Why do they consider our welcoming entryway as a sign that they are welcome?  Pests!

There are a lot of unanswered questions.  Who has the solution?  I want to shop when I need something - at a store or online - not at my door from a total stranger!  I want to select my own church to attend - on my own, thank you very much.  I am sure those church folk are very nice, but their views are waaaay different than mine, and I don't care to get into a discussion about it and get all defensive.  This is my home.  I want to invite who comes here.  I am not comfortable with strangers telling me they aren't selling and then give me a sales pitch.

What is your answer to this problem?  How do you handle pests?


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  1. We live next to lake in Florida, so we are swarmed by every bug possible. When we think the mosquitos are gone, love bugs appear and they rotate annoying us. Now we are fighting sugar ants and roaches, followed by the visit of a black racer snake. It's exhausting fighting the little menaces.

    Good Luck!

  2. Thank you for following. I now follow back :)

  3. Grace-Some of my friends believe they should fight for the faith when someone shows up on the door to talk about their religion. For me, well, I'm kind and firm. Guess if I thought anyone was interested in listening, I'd tell them about mine. :) I'm a new follower. Thanks so much for following me too. Blessings,

  4. I haven't seen bugs where I live in Germany, I can't even think of them any more. Thanks for following, doing the same.


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