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Bug Stomping

Monday, May 05, 2014

We came home on Thursday night to giant black bugs in the laundry room. I'd never seen anything like this in my life.

Now, I'm not afraid of bugs. In fact, I find them interesting. I was a bug-catching little kid, and I'm the one who showed my kids that bugs were ok. When there's a spider in the house, I'm the one who catches and releases it (really).

But a bunch of bugs in the laundry room? No thank you.

So, after emitting a manly scream, my husband and I proceeded to kill every one of them that we could see. The dogs thought that the entire thing was mildly interesting.

Then, I went out of the laundry room to the backyard patio.

Hundreds of the darn things on the outside walls, and more on the patio.

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!!!

If he had ever any doubt as to what I would do to protect my home and family from danger, my husband has none now. Not a single bug moved by the time that we were done. I led the charge. The next morning, it looked like the Siege of Leningrad on the patio.

Bug Guy came by to spray, and explained that the bugs are all over town because of the minor heat wave that we had last week. Some sort of outdoor cockroach. They come up from the cracks in the sidewalks and other underground places and look for water. Apparently, they thought that our house was the local oasis. Bug Guy was impressed. Sprayed mightily, and told us that, but for stragglers, they'll stay away because they die when they walk on the bug juice.

So, last night, we were treated to more bugs in the backyard, checking things out. We killed them off again, but it does look like they were affected by the bug juice and dying anyway.

I hear my husband on the phone with Bug Guy as I write this.

And, yes, we are having guests stay at our house for the wedding, starting on Thursday.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEALTHYKIM101 5/23/2014 8:35PM

    Yuck! I'd be screaming and freaking out too! Glad you got the problem taken care of. emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 5/17/2014 11:34PM

    YUCKO! emoticon emoticon

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EDDYMEESE 5/10/2014 10:44AM

    I don't enjoy bugs, but they don't send me screaming. I suppose the really large ones send a chill down my spine.

But if you really want to hear a blood-curdling scream...send in a snake!

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MISSB8604 5/6/2014 1:58PM

    LMAO. Good Lord, I can just picture you going out like you're in a scene from Braveheart. I'm glad you're getting rid of the ugly things and that your home will be ready for folks! Thank you for the giggle.

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ECOAGE 5/6/2014 8:44AM

Is Bug Stomping listed on the Fitness Tracker???!!!

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PHEBESS 5/6/2014 4:51AM

    Gaaaaaaa, I HATE roaches in all shapes and forms - and rarely am I willing to get close enough to stomp them. I'll smash them with a broom, though!

Death to all roaches!!!!!!!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/5/2014 6:27PM

    OMG! I don't mind bugs either, but masses of them would freak me out ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW when you're preparing for the wedding! Hope those critters are dead now!


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DALID414 5/5/2014 5:23PM

    Thanks, just reading anout bugs got me feeling creepy crawlies! emoticon

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DSJB9999 5/5/2014 2:28PM

    Oh what a nightmare!

Things will be fine by Thursday I'm sure


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CRABADA 5/5/2014 2:00PM

    Honest to God, this is my worst nightmare. I can't even imagine. I HATE bugs, especially the kind you described (I can't even bring myself to type it!) Uggh. I'm totally yucked out right now....

:P / :) C.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/5/2014 1:41PM

    Hmmm, sounds like our Texas cockroaches.

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