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Dan Bowles
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Started Nov 19, 2012

Insect invasion
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Started this discussion. Last reply by shanny Nov 6, 2012.

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Bowles Jul 14, 2009.


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Received an invitation from "Amelia" which seems to be a spam message sent via our Log Home site. Anyone receive this? I did not open the link.
Nov 19, 2012
shanny replied to Dan Bowles's discussion Insect invasion
"Thanks Dan...please keep us all posted on how well its working......great deal."
Nov 6, 2012
Dan Bowles replied to Dan Bowles's discussion Insect invasion
"Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. Sorry to say that we just had the cabin re-stained and sealed before this problem became such an issue so the additive suggestions can't be utilized at this point. Luckily, we found a product at Lowes…"
Nov 6, 2012
Michael Whalen replied to Dan Bowles's discussion Insect invasion
"Dan- We have seen such infestations in the past and have usually solved the problem by performing 2 processes.  1.  chinking the exterior of the log home, paying special attention to the bottom sill log, corner gaps way down low, soffit to…"
Nov 5, 2012
Terry & Shelley S replied to Dan Bowles's discussion Insect invasion
"We, too, used NBS-30 as an additive in our stain to help control carpenter bees and lady bug activity.  We still see them occasionally, but have not had as big an issue as we did before using it. "
Nov 2, 2012
henry replied to Dan Bowles's discussion Insect invasion
"My mother in law has the same problem.  Her home was built in 1995.  It took a year and half to complete the home.  Bad weather that year.  One thing I am speculating, but I was thinking, since the home was open, possibly, flies,…"
Oct 26, 2012
Donald Parsons replied to Dan Bowles's discussion Insect invasion
"Hi Dan!  You can try a product called NBS-30 to spray on your log home.  You can also use it as an additive to your exterior finish.  It repels most insects as the main ingredient is citronella - an organic insect repellent.  I…"
Oct 26, 2012
CharisB replied to Dan Bowles's discussion Insect invasion
"Ah, stink bugs. They are fun! Points of entry are going to be all those little spots that can sometimes be hard to pinpoint. Corners are especially susceptible, but anywhere there's an opening in between logs is an opportunity for bugs to get…"
Oct 26, 2012

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Tell us about yourself:
2009 will be retirement from Medical Services / EMT / Firefighter. Recently WON a log home which makes retirement a much more attainable dream. Enjoy motorcycling (Honda VTX-1800) and photography. Plan to do a lot of both going forward. Enjoy long distance riding. If you are in the Lake City, Mi. area and ride, make contact. Always willing to get out on two wheels!
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
YES! Just WON one in northern Michigan

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At 4:40pm on July 20, 2009, Shelley Martinez said…
Watch out for those bears Dan!!! :-) Please let us know when you are settled in your cabin! You must be so excited!!
At 2:58pm on July 14, 2009, Log Cabin Up North said…
Yes, we are just a little north of you. Congrats on your log home! How did you win it? I would love to see some pictures!

Also, we decided to replace the kitchen, so we knocked everything down except the island to use as a work table. You are defiantly right about the islands. At home we do not have a island and it is very cluttered. When this cabin is done, it will defiantly have a island.

We also stayed up there camping last weekend. It is starting feel like home.
Just as you said, "The first quiet night that you get to relax by the fire and enjoy the quiet will let you know that you've come home."
I think all of this work will pay off.

Good luck selling your farm downstate, and have fun at your new log home!
At 1:39pm on November 26, 2008, Glenn V said…
Congratulations on retirement and your new log home! We've been up to Traverse City Mi during the cherry festival and stayed at Grand Traverse City Resorts. Beautiful state.
At 9:55am on November 7, 2008, Denise said…
Concord EMS is the name of the business.
At 7:14am on October 23, 2008, Denise said…
Howdy Dan, my DH and I have a cabin about 10 miles so. of Houghton Lake. we don't 'ride' but love to socialize. My DH is one of the owner's of a private ambulance service downstate, the 2 of you would have a lot in common. Do you like to fish?
At 7:41pm on October 22, 2008, Shelley Martinez said…
You are close to us! I'll be over to have coffee - ha,ha!! Like you & your wife, we are "weekend warriors" at our log cabin for now. We still have quite a few years till retirement but our dream is to ultimately live in Northern Michigan. I think winter is easier in Northern Michigan if you keep busy at activities. We ski, snow shoe, find festivals, go to the parks, etc and winter becomes fun. Have you checked our that Traverse Magazine site "My North" yet? They have activities listed by interest, city, and month. So maybe you can help your Texan wife find some fun this winter!
(On Nov. 15th in Grayling - they are having a christmas parade / festival.)
At 10:15am on June 24, 2008, Shelley Martinez said…
Dan - that is a great story on how you won your log home! Looking forward to seeing your move-in photos!
At 3:55pm on June 18, 2008, Neighborhood Host said…
Congrats on the good fortune! You guys are living proof that counters the conventional wisdom of "no one ever wins those things."

Pictures coming soon??
At 3:30pm on June 18, 2008, Shelley Martinez said…
Dan - hello from a fellow Michigander! I must know - how did you win the log home?? Congratulations! We just finished ours which is located in Northern Mich.
At 5:22pm on May 22, 2008, Leah Kerkman said…
Welcome to the community, Dan. Let us know if you have any questions.

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