Nope. There's aint one tiny pinhole crack anywhere on my house. An ant couldn't get in. (Never had any bugs in my house in 25 years, except an occasional spider, and I leave them be.) Anywhere. You can't find a spot big enough to stick a toothpick in.Siding and block are pristine. I go over it completely every year. Everything is caulked and sealed tighter than a drum. I figgered out years ago there must be a broken concrete block underground where they come in, somewhere underneath the front concrete steps. Go in through there, and up the block tholes to sill plate. Rotten little bas-tards.
So I was able to take the hook 7 out ice fishing yesterday and it worked awesome. I ended up modifying the hard plastic base plate that came with the Lowrance bag. I was able to still fit one of the tackle boxes under the locator. I used the ice fishing mode and set the sensitivity to 70% and I could see my 5mm tungsten jig in 30' of water. I was fishing as close as 10' away from my dad who was using a marcum lx2 and there was interference but not too bad.
Caught a filthy interloper in the ceiling of my laundry room the other day. Noticed a stink when I went downstairs....and had set a trap years ago up there, just in case, when I had an occassional shrew problem. Yup, one of those filthy, stinky short-tails in it...WTH!?!?! GET OUTTA MY BASEMENT!!! I haven't caught one down there in many years. I'm on DEFCON 1 now...
Me and the boy really got into them yesterday. We kept a couple good meals but let most of them go. They averaged 10-14.75", plastics outfished minnows at least 5-1. Ice is still holding out good in our area, we only moved once and in both areas still had 15+. Great day on the ice, plus had a little time to play with the Star Wars figures when he got sick of reeling them in.