Okay, we've all been there: Some sort of bug — in this case it was maggots — comes creeping out of your wall. Maybe you see a few — or more than a few — and then you panic. You only have one choice really, which is to get on Google and find yourself a pest control guy.
So the Northern California homeowner, worried about their maggot infestation, did just that. Eventually, they phoned Nick's Extreme Pest Control, because apparently they assumed they had an extreme case on their hands (and right they were).
When Nick arrived in the most extreme of ways, he quickly cut open the wall and found out exactly why those maggots were there.
Yes, those maggots were feeding on about 700 pounds of precious acorns.
Piles upon piles of acorns.
Castro [that's Nick] cut a small hole in the wall of the second-floor bedroom and was shocked when acorns started pouring from the opening.
Castro and his colleagues discovered the acorns were piled about 20 feet high inside the wall. He estimated about 700 pounds of acorns were removed.
The technician said he investigated outside the home and discovered woodpeckers had been poking holes in the chimney stack and had been stashing acorns in the openings for the past two to five years. He said the acorns eventually fell through into the wall cavity.
No kidding, it took Nick a full eight hours to remove all of the acorns.
And if that's not extreme, I don't know what is.
Just look at all those acorns!
I honestly feel kind of bad for the woodpecker here.
Like, all that work for nothing!
Five long years toiling in the sun...
That's really gotta bug ya!
Here's some of those photos for ya:
Bravo, Nick. Bravo.
I'll leave you with this: