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In which they smelled like a corpse

I can’t even remember what the last thing I told you guys about my “bee problem” was but I need to update you.

 

As you may remember, we had bees that somehow decided they should move inside one of my walls.

 

I had the Terminix guy out to spray them. He then came back and sprayed them again. I was still seeing bees so Kevin and I bought some hornet spray and Kevin went up there and sprayed them.

 

I was hoping that the problem was taken care of but I went upstairs to my “art” room (where the wall with the bees is) and I knocked on the wall and guess what? You got it; I heard a ton of buzzing.

 

So I then called the Terminix guy AGAIN and this time he came back and undid the duct tape and punched a hole in the wall. He inserted some sort of poison powder and that was that.

 

Except … it wasn’t. He came back a few days later and did it again and told me they were definitely dead.

 

I called up our contractor and begged, YES BEGGED, him to send someone over ASAP to rip out the drywall and remove the nest. He said there was nobody and I told him that I was pretty sure that the room was starting to stink.

 

Yesterday Todd (the contractor) called and said somebody would be here today. I almost cried in joy. The guys got here and I explained what they needed to do and that I thought the place stunk and then I left to go work out.

 

They said it’d take 30 minutes or so and they’d be gone when I got back. They weren’t. I got back and one of the guys was outside with a mask on and carrying a plastic bag.

 

He said they’d finally gotten it out and there were basically three layers and they’d never dealt with anything like that before. He opened the bag to show me and first, it was disgusting and second, it smelled like a corpse.

 

Seriously, I thought I was going to be sick.

 

Anyways, apparently it was HUGE and there were still some bees alive when they opened up the wall. Ugghhh…I feel like puking just thinking about it.

 

It’s now sealed up and airing out and thank god they’re gone although I am seriously grossed out by everything that’s happened lately.

 

Here are some pictures to enjoy.

 

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12 Comments

  1. Kelly
    October 3, 2014

    Well I guess I don’t need to eat today. on the up side, thanks for the diet help Lynn!

  2. JennW
    October 3, 2014

    Ugh…gross. While I love bees for what their purpose is in life…I hate bees…in general.

  3. Emily
    October 4, 2014

    Actually, I heard of a couple who had this problem with a house they’d just bought: a bees’ nest in the wall. They killed the bees themselves, but without the bees in there fanning their wings to keep the honey cool, the honey began to seep through the wall. You’d have had to tear that wall out anyway, alas. Good thing it’s over!

    • Lynn
      October 7, 2014

      I agree. I just don’t under why shit keeps happening

  4. The Thrifty Midget
    October 5, 2014

    I did enjoy the pictures!

    • Lynn
      October 7, 2014

      They were gross!!!

  5. Ribena @ ribenamusings
    October 7, 2014

    Oh my word! I’d have moved into a hotel until it was completed.

    Hubby would have moved out before me.

    I’m glad I’m not eating for 12 hours…..

    How I have missed having the time to read your blog.

    • Lynn
      October 7, 2014

      Don’t worry. I’ve barely been writing. It was disgusting but I like my house and refuse to leave

  6. Emily (again)
    October 7, 2014

    Nasty as this was, it’s just part of the adventure of home ownership. I once arrived home to find a huge cluster of bees hanging from the carport. It was exactly like a horror movie and looked unreal, but not so much that I didn’t instinctively order the kids to stay in the car. Took a while to find someone to take them … At least I hope he took them without killing them, but I don’t remember. They were Italian honeybees, a whole hive of them, that were looking for a home.

    • Lynn
      October 8, 2014

      I’ve had more than a few huge nests around here. Just not inside a wall of my house

  7. Julie
    October 9, 2014

    I love a good gross out! You win. The Mister just pointed out to me a BIG bee/wasp (who know’s) nest in a tree in our back yard. I’m oddly fascinated by it. We are going to wait until we’ve had a few frosty nights and then knock that sucker down. Well, he will. I’ll watch.

    • Lynn
      October 10, 2014

      yeah…this wasn’t as pretty as one of those nests…this was gross

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