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September 29, 2008

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Sommer

OK, you need to get your landlords (hi lana and stu!) to fix your drainage problem. You can't have a collection of rainwater by your front door. It will breed grubs (if that's what these really are) and other unsavory bugs as long as there is a water supply.

catherine

i agree the standing water totally needs to go, but based on what i observed this AM, they're not breeding in the water - just being drawn to it, for some reason. also, these are definitely grubs, if google images is anything to go by.

adam conner

"CAN YOU HELP ME I WILL GIVE YOU TWO BILLION DOLLARS OR AT LEAST ONE BEER."

in today's economy, that two billion dollars will probably only buy you one beer...

IMGoph

i would say you gotta get rid of the water. if they're being attracted to it, get rid of the attractant (is that a word)?

besides, breeding mosquitoes is a bad thing, and the rest of bloomingdale would appreciate as few mosquitoes as possible!

all that being said, it sounds like it's worth bumping up to the landlords...

Irina Guseva

thirsty little suckers ;) ... ugh, sorry, it's the most disgusting blog entry i've ever read

DJ

Can we get pictures of the grubs?

catherine

you seriously want pictures? i'll try. i learned just now that they've just concreted up the donut area where there was standing water, so the grubs might be encased in a concrete tomb, but if any more pop up or are still there while i'm home, i'll send that shit to flickr.

DJ

Video might help too.

Dave Meyer

Try getting some diatomaceous earth and spreading it in your garden area. It's basically ground up fossils and silica that organically kills the grubs by slicing them up and drying them out. Till it into the soil around the garden, and it will help (though probably not solve entirely) the grub problem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

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