Sandra Bullock, fumigating? I’m not surprised. Back in my pre-marriage days, I, too, often wanted to call in the exterminator after break-ups. Because no matter how much you think your ex is out of your life, it couldn’t possibly hurt to hire a professional.
The house pictured is Sandra’s Beverly Hills abode, which she bought pre-Jesse James, in 2001. There’s no word on what kind of critters the Terminex truck was there to terminate, but we have a few ideas:
1. The smell. It’s the worst part of any breakup, the way the man’s subtle stench lingers for weeks or months. Nothing beats an exterminator’s fumes when it comes to getting rid of (or at least masking) eau-de-male.
2. Rodents. Sandra hasn’t been living in this house. During her Jesse James years, Sandra used his beach bungalow as her Calif. headquarters. So I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that a clan of mice or rats or squirrels had moved in in her absence.
4. Stray Jesse mistresses. Because who knows how many mistresses he actually had? And left unchecked, mistresses have a way of crawling under the carpets and popping up at the most inopportune times.
Why fumigate now? Sandra may want to make sure the property is pest-free, in anticipation of bringing baby Louis for a visit. Or, given that she has moved into her New Orleans house full-force, she may be thinking of selling off her non-Louisiana homes. She originally bought this 3-bedroom place for $1.485 million. I bet it would sell for considerably more now, though the presence of fumigation trucks doesn’t do much for a home’s resale value.
Yes, potential buyers may want to note the sign slapped up on Sandra’s garage. Terminex was using sulfuryl fluoride on the property. That’s a compound sometimes used to battle termites. Also? It’s used, occasionally, to eradicate bedbugs.
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