On most days, I feel like life can’t get any better.
And then there are days where I wonder why I even moved here.
Sometimes I wake up and I think that this is all a dream. And then, from the corner of my eye, I catch a glimpse of my windows and remember that I’m not in France anymore. My window blinds are vinyl, not wooden. And I hate the way they slide open. I miss being able to actually swing my windows open and hear the church bells ring.
You can take the boy out of France, but you can’t take France out of me.
I have been thinking about renovating my house for a while. Specifically, I have wanted to switch the windows from the North American style to the European. In fact, I wanted to redesign my entire home to look and feel less American and more French.
The walls had to be repainted; boring and plain eggshells had to be replaced with mahogany, emerald, or pomegranate. And the light wooden and carpeted floors desperately needed to be replaced with dark wooden floors and Provence rugs.
Trouble In Paradise
They say that nothing feels like home sweet home, but mine didn’t feel homely at all. The renovations, however, would change all that.
So imagine my shock and horror when my contractors pulled out the floors…
…and found termites.
I couldn’t help but wonder if this was some divine karmic punishment for something bad I did when I was a child. Not only was I living in a house that didn’t feel like mine, but the house had also been infested with uninvited inhabitants. Was this a sign that I wasn’t meant to be here?
I could have just given up right there and then—pack up the life I had moved here, all the way from France, and quit trying to make it work here. Maybe I wasn’t meant to be here.
But then I decided that I couldn’t just give up at the first sign of trouble. Bad stuff happens all the time, especially when starting a new life somewhere new. I could retreat back to comfort, or I could persevere and finally make my home feel like home sweet home.
The contractors said that this had happened to previous clients and recommended Natural Science Exterminating, a professional pest control company specializing in natural termite control. It turns out that orange oil isn’t just a favorite for French pastry chefs—it’s also one of the best natural compounds for termite exterminations.
A Natural Miracle
Organic pest control doesn’t involve traditional chemicals; it uses natural compounds like orange oil, which can be just as effective as a chemical termiticide in moderate cases.
When the exterminators arrived, they told me that if the termites had been discovered later, extermination and repair would have been more expensive.
I realized that this was all actually a blessing in disguise…that I hated the floors enough to renovate them, which led to the discovery of termites.
So maybe this was actually a karmic reward for something I did in my youth that was good.
If you need effective natural pest control solutions, you can give Natural Science Exterminating a call today.
Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841