It was absolutely perfect. A gift from above. My name is Rose. My partner and I had planned to get married in Rosebud. The wedding has a rose theme with roses lining the aisle and even hanging from the chandeliers. Then just as it all seemed too good to be true, it was. A call from the venue and it all came crashing down. They had discovered a termite infestation. The ceiling was apparently completely infested with white ants and a report from a pest control company in Rosebud showed the damage was fairly extensive and needed immediate attention. I broke down. I tried arguing with the venue and saying let’s just pretend you didn’t have an inspection until after the wedding. Ignorance is bliss. They said they could not knowingly go ahead. My rosebud dreams were shattered. I just had to get married in Rosebud. I set my soon-to-be husband the task of finding us an alternative wedding location in the same area.
He came up with two suggestions. One was way too small and the other was grossly overpriced. I wanted the perfect wedding but didn’t want to be bankrupt after it. So there was only one thing left to do. I got hold of the pest control experts in Rosebud and explained my story. I asked if they could do something to solve the problem before my wedding date. They were incredibly understanding and said they could get the termite treatment done to fit around the wedding date. I have never been so invested in termites before. I went to the venue multiple times to meet the pest control team and a week before the wedding they said it was looking extremely positive. A day later I got full confirmation the wedding could go ahead! I was so happy that everything worked out despite the setbacks. I was so overjoyed that I ended up inviting the entire pest control team to the wedding.
I admit I was shocked when my grandfather told me he had found signs of a termite infestation. I hadn’t even thought about that sort of thing since I bought this house a year ago. Now that I think about it, I didn’t even have a pest inspection or control spray done when I first moved in. I was definitely well overdue for a termite inspection, Dandenong was a suburb with a lot of trees after all.
It’s probably good that my grandfather found the wood pests. My stress level went up quite a bit thinking about the termites slowly eating away at my house.
Things were a bit tight coming up to Christmas. I didn’t really want to spend the money, but that was why I didn’t get it done when I first moved in, and look how far that got me. For once I decided to do the logical thing and call a professional about pest inspections. I knew If I kept putting it off, by this time next year I’ll probably be in need of an entirely new house.
I was surprised to hear a woman answer the phone at pest control company but I wasn’t sure why. There’s the good old gender bias sneaking through, but nevertheless I was polite. The woman on the phone was able to tell me a lot about pest inspections conducted in Dandenong. which was great. As I’d never had one done before I didn’t exactly understand the process or know what I should do in preparation. I booked the inspection for the following week, I figured my house wouldn’t fall down in that short time.
I hung up the phone feeling good that I’d accomplished something. I was spending money on something that I did not want to be paying for, but it was the smart thing to do. Look at me, being a responsible adult and thinking of myself in the long run.
My grandfather would definitely be pleased to know that the termites will be taken care of and no longer a threat to the safety of my house. I’ll have to do something nice to thank him for finding the white ants before they destroyed my precious home.