Attack of the Orange Blobs
A homeowner in Los Angeles in the United States has a warning for all possessors of wooden floors, even those in the United Kingdom – watch out for the attack of the orange blobs!
Homeowner Walter Moore was somewhat surprised to find orange blobs beginning to appear throughout the wooden floor in his Los Angeles home, and as the situation worsened, his insurance company decided to send out forensic investigators to see precisely what was going on. What they found was like something out of The X Files as, upon removing sections of the restored wooden flooring in what is a historic house “There was this strange, viney looking spider-webby growth under the wood flooring planks” says Moore’s wife, Judy.
Ultimately, the orange blobs were finally revealed to be not a strange form of alien life, but an outbreak of a fungus referred to as poria incrassata, a rare fungus that is actually known for eating through wood and is apparently caused by the presence of moisture. The fungus can be created literally overnight and if not stopped “can eat an entire house in a year or two.” Alarmingly, Fox 11 News claims that while the fungus is harmless to human beings, it can nonetheless spread through an entire neighbourhood at an alarming rate. “It was freaky, the fungus ate my flip flops!” Walter Moore notes.
The Moore’s are now engaged in a battle with their insurance company to pay the full amount, which they are owed for the cost of wood floor restoration. Homeowners in America and across the pond would be well advised to watch their floors!