Originally Posted By: pdacey
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I had an inspection this week on a new house. The construction manager was a little grumpy when I showed up. Apparently he doesn’t like it when customers hire an inspector. There really wasn’t much to write up on the house. It was pretty clean. But when I was doing the exterior inspection I noticed a small pile of dirt in the corner near the front entry. I didn’t think much of it until I noticed the same thing at the back door. It was obvious that someone had put the dirt there. So being the curious person that I am I knocked the pile down and found an entire loaf of bread buried there. I went back to the one at the front door and the same thing except this one already had a colony of ants living in it. I finished my inspection and then brought the manager back to the house to show him what I found. It appears that some one in the pest business is rigging the houses to attract ants or whatever so they can get work out of it. He was pretty pi$$ed off. But he was extremely grateful that I found it and pointed it out to him. He said that they were having problems with ants at a few of the newer homes. Now he knows why.
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