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October 23, 2006

WANTED: Live-In Bug Killer

I really like it here! I do! But there is one thing that I absolutely can't stand and grosses me out royally!

A few nights ago, I went to the bathroom (a small 1/2 bath). As I sat down, I saw in front of me, between me and the sink, a huge palmetto bug. I stopped everything I was doing, and jumped out of there. I HATE them! I'm not sure there is anything I hate more.

I went to the kitchen, grabbed the roach spray, and used about 1/3 of a can on it. As it slowly drowned in the puddle of Raid, it was able to squeeze itself under the cabinet to where I can't get to it. It died, I could still see a little bit of it's leg from underneath. But I wasn't going for him!

I waited several hours and then went in to clean up the puddle of Raid. It's Country Garden scent, or something.

I was very cautious there after using that bathroom. I checked before walking in, checked before sitting. Even left the can of Raid in there until a couple of days ago.

So tonight, I went into the bathroom, and as I turned on the light, I saw another huge ass palmetto bug in the top corner of the bathroom. I let out a small, wimpy, scream and went to fetch the Raid from the kitchen. How are you supposed to kill a bug on the ceiling like that? So I sprayed him, leaving streaks of Raid on the wall, he fell and ran! Another 1/3 can of Raid gone as he shriveled up in the pool of Raid. I'm going to leave him in there a little bit to dry up and until I get the balls to remove him.

I can't handle this! Seriously! Out of all rooms, why the smallest room? What MY house? Eh! They are disgusting!

I may put an ad out for a live-in bug killer!

Posted by Sissy at October 23, 2006 07:52 PM | TrackBack


close the drains, when not in use...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at October 23, 2006 10:22 PM

When I had first moved to Houston 32 years ago, one of those Big Boys was on my living room wall. "Aha!" thought I. "I'll schpritz him with Raid!"

That's when I discovered that those damn things can fly. I almost keeled over with a stopped heart right then and there.

Ended up having to smash him with my Cool Disco Platform Shoe (It was 1974, you know), which left a nice dent in the wall...

Posted by: Elisson at October 24, 2006 08:07 AM

I feel ya - I HATE cockroaches/palmetto bugs, whatever - they're all the same. Good thing for me I don't have to kill them anymore....but husband says I'm a wimp.

Posted by: Carmen at October 25, 2006 05:35 PM

I...don' the... bug... thing. Ack. That is why I'm married. He kills bugs, opens jars and disposes of rat carcasses.

Posted by: Bou at October 25, 2006 07:33 PM