7.10.2008

Attack of the bugs, Part Tres

The bug situation has continued, but I haven't posted about it because I don't want any of you to think I live in a filth-ridden house, or I'm a shitty cleaner, or...hell, I don't know. You probably won't ever come to my house anyway, but you sure as hell won't once you read this. (But I promise, it's mostly because I live in a small subdivision that is still being finished out, and is only a year old, and there's a few acres behind my house, so....I promise it's not my fault!!!)


We left off with little gnats hatching by the gazillons in a couple of the house plants. And the daddy long legs snooping on me in the shower. Well, since then...
*I found a scorpion about a half inch long in my bathroom.
*I found a scorpion over an inch long on my back porch.
*I found the teeniest tiniest scorpion in the toilet bowl. He was about the size of my pinkie nail, and the only reason I happened to look down as I popped a squat was because I was using the hallway bathroom, which the dogs us as their water bowl.
*I found a centipede/millipede/whatever-apede in my bathroom.
*My hubby found a large black widow in our garage, on the ladder that we had just dragged all through the house, and also climbed all over, as we were changing out the light bulbs in the house.
*The fucking mosquitoes are multiplying like gnats or rabbits or mice. Every time I go in the backyard, I get swarmed.

*And this:
I get a shiver down my spine every time I look at it! Do you know what that is??? I'll tell you!-It's a big frickin' pile of daddy long legs!!!!!!!!! It's in the corner by my side door. What the hell?
For about 20 seconds I thought maybe I should leave them there, since I had heard that they keep other bugs away. So I googled them. Apparently they are not in the same class as spiders, and there is an actual spider that is called a daddy long legs too. This one likes to eat on decaying plants and dead bugs. No frickin' dead bugs around here, guys. Wrong house.
Last night there was a little fly-thingy flying/crawling around my bedroom windows. I thought he was on the outside, but he wasn't. I completely forgot about him.
This morning, while making my bed, I grabbed the throw pillows off of the window seat. I had been up approximately 3 minutes. I felt a huge sting on one of my toes, and I jumped back. I looked down, and there was that little fly-thingy, curled in a ball, like stinging me was more than he could stand. A fly swatter and a few minutes of well-deserved beatings, and...he's swimmin' with the fishes now.
So, an exterminator has come to 'fix the problem'. And part of his fixing has been to put little sticky bug houses behind my toilet bowls.
I came home this evening to sticky bug houses all over my house, in about 459824 pieces. Except for the piece stuck on Daisy's nose, where she couldn't reach or see it.
Can I please stay with someone else until all these buggies go away for good? I just get the willies when I go to bed, thinking about what could crawl on me while I'm drooling on my pillow.

14 comments:

alntv said...

First off, like the new layout. Secondly...you're right. I won't be coming to your house with the bug infestation that you have! And lastly, you might as well just pack it up and move, 'cause it looks like you've been invaded!

P.S. Try some of that Sure Shot stuff. You can tag 'em from a distance! LOL

Fiona Picklebottom said...

I think the scorpions and black widow would've done me in. I wouldn't be able to sleep at all.

We keep getting ants in our basement. Sometimes mice, too. But I'll take that over black widows and scorpions any day.

Hope they're out of there soon!

Scary Mommy said...

Oh, gag me!!!! I think I would have had to sleep in a hotel. I can feel them crawling up my legs from here!!!!

Good luck!!

Heather said...

My sister got stung b a scorpion on her finger tip when straightening the covers and stuff on my niece's BED. It was right on her pillow and kind of dark so she didn't see it til it got her.
Well, I know from now on I won't be peeing in the dark without looking in the toilet bowl FIRST.

jonniker said...

Oh my God. Scorpions. Black widows. My two biggest fears. I'd move to a different climate, I'm sorry, I would.

moo said...

There's something about summer that brings out the creepy crawlies. Our exterminator told us the best way to get rid of spiders is to powerwash the exterior of your home.

Ant traps don't really work because they teach the ants that food is available to them ... spray works much better (try the hot shot stuff).

GOOD LUCK.

La Petite Chic said...

Oh my god, girl, you are much braver than I! Ugh...that nest of spiders gave me the creeps. And scorpions? You have SCORPIONS? GAH.

Why Mom Drinks Rum said...

Ew, ew, ew!
OK, on interrogations with my friend in Florida while we were visiting...she apparently sprays around the windows, and doors every month. Maybe you are supposed to do that?
We may get snow in July....but at least it's too damn cold for most of that crap to live here. Ugh.

Hiya, I'm Kristie. said...

ACK! I had a bug problem too when I first bought my house. In fact I almost had a mouse problem from the fields, but I took care of that.

You can totally come stay here! :)

mysecondjournal said...

:-) I love the "country" and outdoors and wildlife but I HATE bugs in my house..but they don't care. I don't care how clean your house is..bugs come in uninvited. I'm really glad I live at a place where there are no scorpions..we have roaches though..nice..

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Shelly said...

OMG... i couldnt stay there with all the critters crawling around... I had a horrible dream last night that we were invaded by scorpions big time... No way ev er. I hate them. Id be having a nice holiday someplace while someone else delt with the bugs.

Beware: Social Worker on the edge said...

Step one...book yourself into the nearest bug free hotel.

Step two...bang for sale sign into the front lawn.

I would not last a second. I would be on edge and inspecting every inch of my house until I actually died from OCD. Good luck to you, you're a strong lady.

Ps, thanks for stopping by my page, you're always welcome.

Biddy said...

i would totally offer you my house, but that would be one helluva commute!

that and my house is an absolute disaster area. seriously, i'm about to call the red cross