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post #31 of 54
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
Cool. I always wondered what people did about their pets. I know theres a lot of complexes where the exterminator has a skeleton key. It would freak me out having someone in when I wasn't home that might not pay attention that I had cats and... well, I won't even go there.

BTW, I LOVE your drama queens!
Our complex sends the bug guy out the Wednesday after you ask for him, but he doesn't spray anything, which is nice. He has some special jelly type stuff that he lays down along the walls that has no smell and is absorbed quickly so animals are in very little danger with the stuff. Right now I seem to be having a problem with earwigs in my apartment. I've also noticed a couple of spiders as well. Luckily my mom gave me a kids toy called a "Bug Vacuum" that works really well to suck the little creepy crawlers up! Once you get them up there you just dump them outside. It's pretty nice.
post #32 of 54
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Originally Posted by pushylady
Katspixiedust, you've just explained something to me. The other day I was out walking my cats in my neighbour's garden. We were checking out her bird bath when I noticed this really neat little bug that looked like a twig. It was moving along by hooping up it's body then stretching out again. We watched it for a while, then Wiggies decides to have a closer look - big mistake! Next thing I know, he's spitting and hissing and freaking out! He just wanted to get out of there! Poor guy - whenever we pass the bird bath now, he looks around nervously.

Well I'm glad I could clear that up for you!
post #33 of 54
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Rockcat
Cool. I always wondered what people did about their pets. I know theres a lot of complexes where the exterminator has a skeleton key. It would freak me out having someone in when I wasn't home that might not pay attention that I had cats and... well, I won't even go there.

BTW, I LOVE your drama queens!
Fortunately, the exterminator cannot get inside my apt. if I'm not there (I'd be freaked if he got in and sprayed and the cats were not contained in another room! )....now if only I could get him to spray our building every Monday like he's supposed to!!!! And I'm glad you love my drama queens- they're my angels (even if they're not great exterminators ).
post #34 of 54
I live in Florida so no matter how clean your house is or how many exterminators you call you are bound to have one of those big nasty ugly flying cockroaches get into your house. This happened the night my grandmother (maternal) died. I was 15. We had received the call from the hospital that my Grandma has died of an anurism (sp?) following surgery. My mom was nearly hysterical sitting on the couch. My grandparents (my dad's side) had come over to pick my sister and I up to go and stay at their house while my parents went to the hospital. I was standing in the living room while everyone was consoling my mom and I felt something crawl near my shoulder. I turned my head to find myself face to face with the largest, nastiest roach I had ever seen sitting on my shoulder! I immediately started screaming and jumping all over the place to get him away from me. He FLEW around and I just kept screaming. My grandparents and dad were trying to kill it and it was just total chaos. There could not have been a more inappropriate time for this to occur. I know this sounds awful but every time I think about the night I found out my grandmother died, I remember that roach and it makes me crack up.
post #35 of 54
Once, while celebrating my birthday party years ago, my brother opened a can of soda, and set it on the table, and walked away to come play a game with all the kids, including me. Well, just before we left, he went to get a drink of his soda, and he took a big mouthful, went to swallow, and there, in his mouth was............. A BUMBLE BEE!? I have never seen him spew anything out of his mouth so fast! I think that bee buzzed a few words as it flew away!

From then on, he checks his soda before he gulps!
post #36 of 54
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Originally Posted by Gilly
Errrr yuk

I got a mosquito in my ear once... it was horrible! We were on holiday in Crete, Greece. It laid eggs and everything. Made me really ill. Luckily, the docs washed my ear out with iodine and stuff and gave me strong antibiotics, which killed off everything. Even now when I am abroad I put cotton wool in my ears in case bugs climb in!
Ok #1 - I am NEVER moving to the South!!! LOL.
#2 - That is one of my biggest fears about bugs, that they will crawl into my ear.
#3 - My brother who is the cheapest person alive stayed in the most remote places in the Indonesian islands, and he said the cockroaches there were so strong that they would actually come up the bathtub drain and LIFT the screen/plug by themselves to come into the bathroom.

That is just WRONG.

Did you know that cockroaches can live one full week without their heads, and 30 days on a drop of oil?

Anything that can live a week without its head deserves to be obliterated.
post #37 of 54
We're lucky with roaches, not many of them around but we do have the ugliest bugs around called Parktown Prawns. Ugliest critter alive, super curious so gets into everything (apparantly makes good pets!) and when nervous sprays/poops this horrible stuff that you are actually better off throwing the thing it did it on away it is almost impossible to get rid of the smell. It kinda looks like a grasshopper but brown like a roach and very difficult to kill not that I'd be able to get near one anyway.

Of course the cats just love bringing the darn things inside and then promptly loses it under the coaches.
post #38 of 54
Oh yes, I just remembered a really funny "bug" story:

I have a phobia when it comes to spiders and this particular night I had found a really big dead one downstairs. So needless to say I was sleeping rather lightly because of paranoia (kept wondering where was the rest of the family) At about five I wake up with the confused sensation that something big had just landed on my shoulder and tumbled down on to the bed. Instantly awake and frozen with fear that it was the rest of the clan I just lay there trying to feel if anything else was moving. Finally I slowly sat up and "bravely" but really quickly swept across the area in hopes of sweeping the thing off the bed. I get to my pillow and this furry thing drops on my hand!! I nearly had a heart attack at that point but I figure I gotta get this thing off my bed so I bring up my other hand to scoop it up and throw it when yet another furry thing drops on my hand!! At this point I am totally frozen, can hardly breathe and certainly not move when suddenly there is this soft little meow....my four month old kitty got cold and came to sleep by mommy...

Next time I'll just switch the darn light on!
post #39 of 54
I had a really large moth nuzzle itself in the corner of my eye (while it was closed) once while I was asleep. I guess the thing was cold, but I threw that thing clear across the room once I realized what it was! It freaked the heck outta me, and my husband just laughed at the fact that I TOTALLY screamed! Lol...I think he was still asleep. Never found the dang thing...think the cats must've gotten it. LOL!!
post #40 of 54
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Originally Posted by ugaimes
Y'all, the grossest/freakiest thing EVER happened this morning.
I awoke around 4:30am because I felt something on my neck and I KNEW it was a large cockroach (and cockroaches are my #1 phobia) . Half asleep, I grabbed it (it was all crunchy feeling) and just threw it across the bed (hey, I was half asleep and not really thinking). Of course, I couldn't really go back to sleep after that.
So when I was getting ready for work this morning, I was on the lookout for the large roach. I noticed Cosette paying extra-special attention to a purse that was sitting on the floor of my closet. I didn't think too much of it b/c she has a purse fetish (smart girl). Well, I went to pick up the purse and out flew the large roach. I didn't really know what to do, so I shrieked and yelled "Get it Cosette!" Of course, she couldn't really do anything but stare at it, so I summoned up all of my courage (Bradley had already left for work by this point) and squashed it! Woo hoo! Of course, now it's time for the apt. complex to come in and do some serious exterminating....

Does anyone else have any really freaky bug stories to share?
If that had happened to me, the funeral arrangements would be pending. That is a TERRIBLE story, I HATE those things.
post #41 of 54
If ever a bug could send me screaming, it's a roach!!!

My mother swears this is a true story, and the reason that I am so traumatized by these horrible creatures!
I was 2 years old, sleeping in my bed. The bedspread had those frilly little strings hanging down at the bottom. We had just moved into this house. Mom came in to check on me and said I was squirming a lot in bed, so she turned on the hall light to be able to see me. All over the bed were roaches, hundreds of them!!!! Needless to say, she took me to her bed that night!
The next day they called the exterminators. Seems there was a panel in my closet that led to the bathroom plumbing...and it was filled with......ROACHES and their EGGS!!!
Is it any wonder I'm traumatized?????
post #42 of 54
I buy non-climing roaches that reach two inches long . They are called Balaptica dubia roaches to feed to my Bearded Dragon.

I KNOW everybody thinks I'm crazy but they are great food for her. The best part is I decided to breed my own so I had to pay $2.50 each for the females and $1.25 each for males.

Talk about true love for your animals
post #43 of 54
I used to not bother opening the little door on the front of our mailbox, but just lifted the top flap and stuck my hand in the slot to pull out the mail. A couple of years ago, I was getting the mail, and something bit me, hard enough to draw blood. When I opened up the mailbox, I found the mother of all wood spiders. Since then, I've used the key to open the little door.

When we were still in PA, I spotted what looked to me like a tarantula on our cellar stairs. My husband insisted I was exaggerating the spider's size (although my brother had had a pet one). Then my father was visiting and saw it, and also said it looked like a tarantula. It must have been down in our cellar for days or weeks. Then I just happened to be talking to our next door neighbor, and she told me her son was very upset about losing his tarantula! It must have gotten out of its cage in his bedroom, made its way downstairs and outside, crawled across the side yards, and in our cellar window. The son spent ages hunting for it in our cellar (and did a lot of straightening up) before he found it.
post #44 of 54
Well I'll tell you right now, I don't care what it is if that sucker is on me I will come out of my clothes and I don't think it would matter where I was at and I am serious I was driving home one day and a wasp flew in the truck landed on the back of my seat, I went for 40 to park faster then you can even imagne, and got my but out of that truck...Plus a cockroach OMG I would have tore up whatever I had to to get away The thought makes me want to
post #45 of 54
remind me to stay in england,the worse ive ever had to face is spiders,and ive got a phobia about them.one night when i was 9 mths pregnant i woke up and there was a spider above my bed,so ive got a broom and knocked it dont and swept it up into a dustpan,ive then ran outta my flat and went up the road,got rid of the spider ran back and blocked the bottom of the door so it couldnt get back in,i was hugely pregnant in a short nightie at 2am,just glad my neighbous didnt see me def an over reaction on my part
but the only time ive seen a roach has been on tv luckily.would probally have a heart attack i cant stand anything that creeps or crawls
post #46 of 54
I don't know if that's spelled right tarantula but it works for me We used to have them where I used to live they liked the palm trees, and oh my they were huge, I was so afraid of them I can't even tell you, one night our basset hounds were laying on the front porch and I went to check on them and one was on our Female, my husband went out with a broom and beat that thing to bits there were legs all over the place there were some that were like giant you could see them coming up the road (really). And scorpions oh those things that's it I can't even talk about it I'm getting the creeps, well then there was the SNAKES that's it I'm done yuk
post #47 of 54
And all I have to say is the Ants are like driving me nutts But I guess there not to bad after all that other stuff
post #48 of 54
Oh gross...I'm so sorry about that. I would have COMPLETLY freaked out.

Yuck!
post #49 of 54
yep im definatly staying put in england
post #50 of 54
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Originally Posted by halfpint
there were some that were like giant you could see them coming up the road (really).
*hyperventilates*

my friend always swore she saw a spider whose teeth "glinted" in the moonlight. I told her I didn't believe her!! LOL.
post #51 of 54
I was once walking home from right next door. We lived next to my Aunt's house. Well, she moved out, and didn't mow before nor after she moved. So the grass was like... I don't know, three feet high in the back, two feet on the side, with one little path that our lawn mower somehow managed to get through enough to walk in.
Well, I had to go over there, because UPS left a package.... I got the package, and as I was walking back, I hear it..... BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...... since I have a phobia of wasps and bees, mainly wasps, I looked around, and found nothing flying around my head, so I kept walking, and I hear it again, louder and longer..... BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.......... YIKES! I started walking faster, and the buzzing kept going. My heart was racing because of how loud this buzz was! BZZZZZ.... sounding like it was right next to my head.... like it was surrounding my head! Then I see it...... this wasp, the size of an apple hovering up out of the grass!!!
It was what is known as a wood wasp. They burrow in the ground, and if you make one mad, you're in trouble. One of my other aunts once ran over a nest with a bush wacker.... she was going along, and here's a faint buzz... she turned around to see 20-30 wood wasps hovering up, and starting towards her. Needless to say, she put that bush wacker in HIGH gear!
I saw that wasp... at first, I froze, terrified..... the one phobia I have, and it has to be THIS! I took a deep breath.... I held it and didn't let go until I had run all the way in my house, to my bedroom. I breathed again. I came out, gave the package to my parents and said, "That's the LAST time I'm going over there! And I didn't go over there, til the lawn was mowed, my aunt's mobile home was moved, and my sister built a house there. I still will always remember that, though..... and I still refuse to go that way around my house to hers.... I go the long way instead.
post #52 of 54
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Originally Posted by Straykat
I buy non-climing roaches that reach two inches long . They are called Balaptica dubia roaches to feed to my Bearded Dragon.

I KNOW everybody thinks I'm crazy but they are great food for her. The best part is I decided to breed my own so I had to pay $2.50 each for the females and $1.25 each for males.

Talk about true love for your animals

I think I'd have to forgo that ordeal
post #53 of 54
Uuuuggggghhhhhhhhhhh That is GROSS!!! Cockroaches are hideous things aren't they?? I can't kill things, though, so that one would still be alive racing around my house somewhere until Sashka got it (she specialises in roaches...lol)

I am utterly, completely and totally terrified of spiders. A few years ago I had just bought a new car and I had taken it for a drive, then driven it home, then husband at the time hopped in and we took it for another drive...when we pulled up into our driveway he turned and looked at me and then his eyes slid to something above my head. All he said was, `Baby, get out of the car. Now.' There was something in his tone that made me just do what he said without asking questions, and when I got out he said, `Go inside. Now'. So I went inside and then my curiosity got the better of me and I came back out. For over two hours, sitting upside down on the ceiling of the car - ABOVE MY HEAD - was the biggest spider you have ever seen. It was a huntsman that literally would have outdone my whole handspan. Andy tried to get it and it crawled into the engine of the car. Well, that was it for me - no driving that car ever again until it was found and disposed of. He managed to get it out by squirting water from the hose on it - and then it crawled onto the right headlight. At that point Andy took a photo of it - it covered the WHOLE light it was so huge!! He then managed to capture it and let it go in the alley way behind our house - over the fence thank goodness! There is no way I would've let him kill it but I was sure glad it was gone, and I was really freaked out driving that car for ages afterwards!!
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by sunnicat
My mother swears this is a true story, and the reason that I am so traumatized by these horrible creatures!
I was 2 years old, sleeping in my bed. The bedspread had those frilly little strings hanging down at the bottom. We had just moved into this house. Mom came in to check on me and said I was squirming a lot in bed, so she turned on the hall light to be able to see me. All over the bed were roaches, hundreds of them!!!! Needless to say, she took me to her bed that night!
The next day they called the exterminators. Seems there was a panel in my closet that led to the bathroom plumbing...and it was filled with......ROACHES and their EGGS!!!
Is it any wonder I'm traumatized?????
If that happened to me, traumatized would be putting it lightly. How SCAAAARY! Thank GOD you didn't get sick from that many bugs!
That is my WORST nightmare!!!
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