Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cautiously Optimistic

It has been approximately ten days since the last silverfish sighting and several weeks since we launched our second offensive. There was one minor psychological setback a week ago when our bug guy scratched his head and stared off into space too long when I asked him to repeat whatever combination of pest-control strategies he had employed the previous month.

I had hoped to see him consult a clipboard or electronic device, or even better just remember what he had done, and then say something reassuring like, “Yes ma’am, I believe we deployed the 'super-splodie bug death platform three' module. That’s a good one, alright. Will do.”

In any case, ten days is pretty impressive. I am concerned that the silverfish may have just withdrawn temporarily to regroup and form a new strategy, but I am cautiously optimistic that they are unable/unwilling to do this because they are dead or so demoralized that they have given up this house in favor of a another less hostile to their presence.

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