By the way... Jay's taken a few more blasts at the little buggers. We did stop to purchase one of those long-handled lighter thingies though, so no more worry about blisters. Plus, Jay's hand doesn't need to be as close to the actual flame.
Their numbers seem to be way down. Haven't seen anymore around our front door at night, and haven't seen any inside for three or four days.
I'm just going to enjoy the reprieve and not question the reasons or duration.