Your Dad Won’t Call an Exterminator – GEICO Spy

This post is for my children. It explains why their Dad doesn’t just call the pest control people…

GEICO’s recent commercial, “Spy – It’s What You Do,” features a Bond-style hero who is interrupted by a phone call from his mom. (Be sure to watch for the squirrels as they run around in mom’s yard)

Well the squirrels are back in the attic. Your dad won’t call an exterminator. He says its personal this time.
– Geico ‘Spy’s Mom’ Commercials –

At the Arizona House, The Car Guy is waging his own war on critters. Their attack on hearth and home is personal, and he is determined he will outwit them.

Roof tiles with steel wool ‘stuffing’

A dozen or so bats have made their home under the roof tiles on the back patio. The bats aren’t really the issue. The bat droppings on the patio and the island counter top are the problem.

The Car Guy’s  first plan of attack was to stuff steel wool into the holes. He waited until the bats went out at night, then inserted the steel wool and some bat repellent. But when the bats returned, they simply moved down the roof a few feet. Now The Car Guy has installed one of those electronic sound devices that interferes with their echolocation. He hopes this will encourage them to live and hunt elsewhere.

On the other side of the house, something has taken up residence under the paving stones at the front door.

Under the front door sill – digger at work

The Car Guy has not been successful in trapping the digger who is excavating there. Whatever the critter is, more gravel comes out than The Car Guy can stuff back in…

This time… it’s personal.
– Jaws, The Revenge, 1987 –

What pests have you encountered in or near your home? Were you successful in evicting them?