"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Arachnids can suck it...

So, I'm taking a poll. I asked on Facebook too. But one can never have enough opinions, when one is overrun with SPIDERS.

Yes. Spiders. And overrun in the same sentence.

Pity me.

I always seem to get some sort of bug over load each summer. Last year I had these stupid house centipedes. This year my neighbor has them. Ah ha.

See this is my apartment. And thats my back yard. Lots of creeeeeepy crawlies live back there. And find their way indoors. I have so many spiders, I could probably start catching them and farm them out like in the movies. *gasp* Fame and fortune await me!!!

Seriously....anyone have a great suggestion? I am thinking I'm going to spray some murderous chemical outside around the base of the apartment. However, I have a bi-level, and this part pictured is above ground, my downstairs is mostly in the ground.

Remember I have a menegerie so I need something I can use inside that wont harm my furkids!

Free yoga tonight at work. We have a workout at work program once a week we have different things. I'm staying for the yoga.


Organic Meatbag said...

Oh man, I hate those damn house centipedes...to me, they are far creepier than any other insect or arachnid around... they look like they crawled out of some pod that was sent to Earth by Neptune in a plot of total Milky Way galaxy dominance...
Or at least, that's what I read on the back of a bag of Cheetoes..

Ms. Megan said...

Yucky!! I have been overrun with Crickets and they make tons of noise... I found this bug spray that says it doesn't harm children or pets its called like Home Defense and I spray my door frames inside and out and it seems to be helping!

Erin said...

Okay, this entire conversation is freaking me out a lot.... lol.

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

Okay, yo may think me crazy (I am) but for years, I had spiders, tons of them (I hate them too). Then, when I moved into the apartment I'm in now, I made a pact with them. I told them that if they sweetly got into the glass I was putting over them to catch them, they'd live. If not, squish-squish. They listen (most of the time) and guess what? I don't have as many. It's as if I have earned good 'spider karma' for just letting most of them run free. It's like they go and tell other spiders that I'm really a nice humanoid and to not bother me. As for the centipedes, can't help you there. Those things freak me out something serious. They were definitely left here by some mean spirited aliens.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

WOW! We don't have the house centipedes down here, thankfully. As far as spiders go (BTW nice pic of a huntsman, I find them in the pool for a few months of each year) we use stuff called Baygon on the window and door frames. Sounds like that Home Defense that Ms Megan mentioned.

It's not too common to find them inside the house here, probably cus it's kinda nice year round outside :)

I think it has to do with your apt being semi-underground. I'd use that Home Defense stuff on every crack and seam you can find. And plug up any gaps, especially doors. Make sure your flyscreens are in good nick, have your manfriend patch or replace the screens if needed (it's a guy thing, we like to feel useful and needed --but don't tell anyone I told a woman that!)

How big are those house centipedes?

Andhari said...

Spray them, spray them all dead. Ohmygod, I hate bugs. I think it's on my top 5 of things I fear the most

Fizzgig said...

they are like aliens! and so fast!!!

i know i think of them crawling up my nose euw!

hmmm, you try to catch them? you are a awy better gal than me!

that horrid spider? yea, you have some doozies down there! A centipede like that is a few inches long and when you kill them they fall into a milion peices, all their legs fall off it seems and they fall apart.

i know, right? disgusting!!!!

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

A centipede like that is a few inches long and when you kill them they fall into a milion peices, all their legs fall off it seems and they fall apart.

Cool! Set up a video camera next time so we can all watch the legs popping off!