(Closed) Bug sighting. Can't sleep.

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Post # 2
1845 posts
Buzzing bee

Ergh this would bug me too!

I see one ant and I’m on my way to the store to buy ant rid traps.

Post # 3
2971 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

When Fiance and I first started dating, he texted me a pic of a massive spider and was like “I caught him but then I knocked over the glass and he ran into the bedroom”

I didn’t sleep over for a week.

Post # 4
48 posts

I totally understand how you feel. Once when I was leaving to work, I found a centipede making its way across our bedroom floor. I completely flipped out, began to cry, but figured I had to do SOMETHING to make sure it would stay out at least until Darling Husband got home. I covered it with a starch can and went to work after sending Darling Husband a very frantic text. 

Well, when he got home he said the centipede was gone :/ 

it was so hard to sleep for at least a week. I had nightmares too. I still kind of freak out thinking of it, ugh! 

I absolutely hate bugs, but normally Darling Husband kills it and I get that comfort of knowing it’s gone 

Post # 6
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

MiniMeow:  When I was a freshman in college, my roommate and I had a horrific bug problem in our room our first semester. 

The wall beside my bed was infested with carpenter ants. If you don’t know what they are, don’t google it – just know they are HUGE and terrifying. 

I would find them on the floor, on my desk… thankfully never saw one in my bed but I’m sure it happened. The worst part was that they stayed on my side of the room since that wall was their home and so my roommate kept acting like I was being dramatic. Ant spray did nothing to these guys by the way… the only one I killed with spray was because I drowned him in it. :/

It took a lot of tears, freak outs, and multiple complaints, but eventually we got moved to a different room and they closed off our room to deal with the problem. 

It took a LONG time for me to not panic and burst into tears if I saw so much as a black spot out of the corner of my eye. 

Post # 7
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Bleeeeeech yes, I get the creepy-crawly feeling on my skin I’ve seen a bug before bed. Even if I squish it, I’m always worried that it has friends who are out for revenge ๐Ÿ˜›

When my daughter was a few weeks old, I woke up in the night to check on her and there was a huge freakin’ centipede in her crib. I went into full-blown mama bear mode and flung it out of her crib WITH MY BARE HANDS. I grabbed a tissue and squished it before it got away, but I swear I didn’t sleep for a week afterwards. I wanted to chop my hand off. Just telling that story makes my skin crawl ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Ugh. I’m petrified of bugs, just completely terrified. We live on a lake & our house is old and we get bugs in the spring and again when it gets cold. We hire an exterminator but usually they can’t come right away – this year we have to wait until 5/19. I’ve been sleeping in my car on nights I see a bug. ๐Ÿ™ 

Post # 9
1169 posts
Bumble bee

Cockroaches absolutely make my skin crawl. Here in the south we get the huge black ones. Call them what you want…Palmetto Bugs, Water Bugs, etc…..they are huge f’n cockroaches to me and will freeze me in my tracks. I will not get out of my chair if I see them. Luckily,  we don’t get them that often. Blah, I just gave myself the heebie jeebies!!

Post # 10
4573 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow, none of you had better move to Australia. We are bug and spider heaven!

Post # 11
1773 posts
Buzzing bee

If it were a millipede or centipede I would be in tears. 


Otherwise I live most of the other guys. Spiders especially.

Post # 12
95 posts
Worker bee

Wow and I thought I was scared of bugs ๐Ÿ˜€


Ants are no problem at all for me. Many other small bugs neither. What I absolutely can’t stand: Spiders and cockroaches. Spiders are still my absolute nightmare and if one gets lost in my room, I really have problems to sleep as well. Roaches don’t freak me out as much as they used to- After I lived in a tiny NYC apt full of huge roaches, I started to catch them with plastic cups, put a book on the cup til they died. It was horrible at first, but I got used to it. I’m also a big nature lover, so I need to be prepared for some bugs haha.

Post # 13
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

MiniMeow:  I have everyone beat. We have a HUGE bug problem in my neighborhood and about a month ago I was asleep and awoke in a panic bc I felt something on my ear. As my hand flew to my eAr I felt something then proceeded to feel the WORST feeling on earth as a strange specimen CRAWLED ALL THE WAY INTO MY EAR!!!!! Ran to the bathroom and could still feel crawling around inside. I immediately text my brothers girlfriend who is a night shfit ER nurse and she told me to come in. I went to the ER and after flushing my ear about 6 times (which is the second worst feeling ever) and passing out once in the process they got it out. It was a MASSIVE cockroach. I wanted to die. I literally wanted to die. A cockroach crawled into My bed, on my face and into my ear while I was asleep. I would not wish that on my worst Enemy. Needless to say I now sleep with ear plugs every single night. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  MrsA44.
Post # 14
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I hate cockroaches the most. They’re disgusting and hard to kill and they could live for so long even if their head is gone…AHH!! If I see a cockroach in my room/house I would NEED it to die before I go to sleep…and be forever afraid whenever I walk into my room at nighttime because these buggers just loveee to come out at night… Yuck yuck yuck.

emeraldine: you are very, very brave. The nerve to walk up to the big ass cockroach, reach out your hand, and put a cup over it… Ahh I would die just being in the same room with it.

MrsA44:  OMG noooo that is horrible!!!! I’m sorry that happened to you D:!!

Post # 15
9737 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Well I am used to them crawling around, so it doesn’t bother me too much. BUT one night as I was drifting off to sleep I felt a spider or cockroach crawl across my face. Yeah I didn’t go to sleep again for hours, and barely got any then. YUCK.

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