Ron needs to be blogged about again. Last night the truth came out about the gypsy moth pheromone at his retirement party. It was plain and simple revenge on me because I wrote a story about him and flipped his wife and his daughter’s names. ( by accident mind you) but he didn’t take too kindly to that, because he is ever so particular.
Back on August 12th, I wrote about the gypsy moth pheromone and didn’t give it too much credit. Well last night the joke was on me because it turns out that when the freezer died, Ron found one last little green strip of pheromone gypsy moth bait and pinned it under the drivers seat of my car. So when later I traveled to Maine and had trouble with the moths fluttering all around me and in my car, and later Rose Marie Trapp complained about the scent getting all over her after riding in my car, well I thought that must be pretty powerful stuff. Lauren at the office has claimed that she has never been bothered with it, so I couldn’t figure it out.
Well now I know. And today I went out to find the strip, but I couldn’t find it at all. All the guys last night from Vt. Forest and Parks said that I will have that in my car for the duration of the life of the car. Bait is bait and in this case it seems pretty potent. I found some bait on the web, lots of different places to get it actually. The male moths are not harmful to us, only trees, but in abundance they are very annoying and those fluttery friends try and fly up pant legs and skirts and will follow you around for about 2 weeks in the height of the mating season.
But I got to admit, Ron and the guys at work played THE best practical joke on me and I will miss Ron at the office. He lives just up the road from work and I hope that he continues to pop in every once and a while. Now I gotta think of a really good practical joke to get back at him…..