I recently returned from a week’s holiday in Norfolk with the family; a time to relax, switch off and think of other things than besides work. Unfortunately not!
HOLIDAY MODE INITIATED:
We arrive at our caravan and with the temperatures soaring open every available window and door; I then see things flying outside the door. After investigating I find that these large insects are May Bugs or Cockchafers flying about. Now as the name suggests these should be flying around aboutâ€¦â€¦May but this is July!
In our team meetings for the South-East we have a competition every month on who can bring in the best pest or insect so it can be used in training. I think; I know a couple of these will make good specimens, so I run around the caravan site trying to catch some of these blighters in a carrier bag getting funny looks from my fellow campers. After ten minutes I apprehend two of them.
BACK TO HOLIDAY MODE:
What can be more appealing on a holiday than going to the beach, we head for Great Yarmouth for the British seaside experience, you know fish & chips, ice cream etc.
My wife says â€˜let’s visit a rock shop where they do demonstrations on how they make the stuff'; arriving there I don’t notice the tons of different flavoured rocks but the two Rentokil fly units there in the middle and back of the shop, I then say proudly to the missus “look they’re Luminos 4’s”; damn this brain of mine.
RESET TO HOLIDAY MODE:
We then go and visit a Zoo near Cromer lots of animals to look at; none that I find inspecting premises in London!!!
We then walk up a ramp to a Amazonian enclosure what do I see metal perimeter boxes outside of this building, I say to the wife they don’t look like Rentokil boxes, I wonder who does the Pest control here?
MUST SWITCH PEST CONTROL BRAIN OFF!
Near to the entrance there is a large pond do I look at the exotic animals on and around it? No I spot rat burrows at the edge of it.
HOLIDAY MODE INTIATED
We’re near Cromer let’s go to the beach; after sitting down to have our lunch I spot some birds they’re Herring Gulls the subject of one of my previous posts.
HOLIDAY MODEâ€¦..ERROR PLEASE REBOOT AND TRY AGAIN.
Now I don’t know if this happens to other people in their jobs but after a stressful time at work you want to get away from the job with a holiday but pest control is all around us and is everywhere even if you are not looking for it!