Terrifying Infestations That You Don’t Know Happened
There comes a time, for everyone, where we find ourselves caught in the not-so delightful, and thankfully occasional, freight of a spine-chilling nightmare featuring bugs. Usually, the nightmare ends, with a sweating, trembling and weeping figure that had long ago resembled the proud person you once were; now curled up in the corner of the bedroom crying for “mommy.” Relentlessly, you pinch yourself hoping to wake up from this nightmare, only to find that this “nightmare” is real. Time passes, and the scars seem to have healed. Though, if you think that this has a happy ending, you are mistaken.
Not before long, an ominous, old man dressed in a shabby, old cloak drifts towards you, and tells you the tale of: “The Great Battle with the Flying Multi-Eyed Monster, Otherwise Known as a Fly.” The PTSD quickly kicks in, and you go back to being that little child curled up in the corner of the bedroom.
Anyways, just to keep things exciting for you, here are a few real-life spooky infestation stories to tell around the campfire.
The home that had 3,000 Mice
Perhaps the most famous, unknown story of all time is the house with 3,000 mice. It begins with an exterminator called John Kane. One day, John Kane was called for a job; he showed up, all geared-up, unbeknownst to himself, the job was untypical of his other regular jobs. You see, exterminator John Kane was not dealing with a regular infestation; he was dealing with a high-level mice outbreak.
Upon arriving at a residence in the year 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the exterminator claims that the house was rife with mouse feces, to the point where the white floor appeared to be black. He said that the little pests had dug out holes into the walls and gotten to the ceiling and frayed the wires there as well. As for the owners, they say that each night, they have been dealing with mice in their bed.
Bed bugs climbing the walls
We have all heard of bed bugs, and we know that they do not climb walls. Though, as the enemy is constantly evolving, we must always be prepared for surprises. When the brave exterminator Bill Swan took it upon himself to go and perform a routine treatment in a new client’s home, he was shocked by the legions of bed bugs. The exterminator, had initially, thought that a polka dot pattern was covering the walls, however, as he got closer, Bill Swan realized that it was a fleet of bed bugs had almost covered the entire surface.
Usually, bed bugs are not lying in plain sight, and are less perceptible to the naked eye. The bug advisors over at https://www.custombedbug.com/bed-bugs-treatment-boise-id even urge caution against these pests, since the trouble with bed bugs is that they are difficult to detect and can quickly reproduce. They also usually latch onto soft fabric and hide in the folds of clothing and baggage. However, these bed bugs were not hiding in the folds of anything, in fact, there were so many that even the homeowner’s face was covered in bites. When alerted to the infestation, the homeowner had initially refused treatment, confessing that it was for religious reasons.
When a story begins with “Raining Roaches” you ought to know that the cast involved is rather sizable. It took no less than an entire crew of Sevierville, Tennessee’s best to deal with this epidemic of roaches. The battle lasted for six hours, where the German roach frontline held their own, putting on a fight that will forever be remembered in the history books of spooky infestation. In fact, the cockroach forces were so large in numbers that fellow allies of the extermination crew had to be called in.
Showing up with their weapons of mass destruction, was the powerful department of health. When the traditional crevice-and-crack treatment was not working, these professionals turned to fogging machines, ending the war, once and for all. One exterminator, Ray Johnson, had reported that cockroaches were raining from the ceiling.
Being ingested alive
A blind unsuspecting woman in Gulfport, Florida went to see the doctor and complained about a rash that she had all over her body. At first glance the doctor might have thought that it was probably just an episode of eczema or a swarm of bed bugs however, it was neither. Luckily, exterminator Jeff McChesney intervened, finally breaking the news. It seems that the menace was an entire colony of ants. Not just any ants, but the worst of them, the fire ants. Every night, these ants would crawl up on this poor old woman’s bed, tormenting her to no end. The ants even managed to build a nest in her bed. Thankfully, her prescribed pain killers had saved her from the pain of these bites. Thankfully, heaven-sent McChesney managed to remove this pest problem, restoring order and balance inside this blind woman’s home.
The rocking trailer
After a flying fleet of wasps managed to find the entrance to a trailer, through the vents, you would think that the victim of this obscene break-in would have made a run for it. Although this is not far from the truth; what the Reddit user reports to have happened is that after casually exiting the premise of the crime scene, the user called an exterminator in hopes of having pest control do what they do best. However, the team of professionals were instantly terror-stricken by the ungodly sight of wasps. This is when the victim had to deal with the situation themselves.
They quickly got their hands on some insect repellent spray, 3 to be exact, and, as it was reported, the victim emptied these three cans before sealing the wasp nest. The entire trailer was shaking and humming, and it felt like it was a really scary movie. Finally, the wasps met their fate, and the victim could, now, rest on a bed without wasps.
Many of these stories seem to be pulled out of a horror movie, though, frankly, they were not. All of these stories are real, and if not for the heroes, behind the respirator face masks, standing bravely against these terrifying creatures, perhaps no one would have lived to tell the tale. Unlike superheroes in movies, these heroes do not have a bat signal and do not pop out of the blue; they do have the next best thing, which are mobile numbers and websites. So remember to contact them if you ever suspect a pest problem, and try to regularly perform a routine check-up.