Post # 1
Inspired by the exterminator thread, what is the grossest bug you’ve ever encountered?
Our 2nd apartment had a serious insect problem. We lived in a historic house in an area that was known for flooding. If I would have known what was in store for me with these discusting creatures, I would have never moved there.
Fiance and I had a HOUSE CENTIPEDE problem. Incase you’ve never crossed paths with one, enjoy…
Every spring the river that was down the road from our house would flood. The centipedes like cool, damp places so our basement was prime real estate. On occasion they would venture upstairs. We would find them on the walls in our living room, bathroom floor, tops of window sills and even the sink.
I remember one morning I was washing off some dishes when I felt something touch my hand. I drained the sink and was greeted by one of these guys. I crushed it in the drain and left it there until we got home from work. I asked Fiance to clean it out and when he lifted the drain stopper the f*cker regenerated or something and crawled up his arm. We moved out 2 weeks later.
Post # 3
Ewwww that centipede is gross… I’m in Australia and its like all the bugs are on steroids, they’re all gigantic! And cockroaches are normal to have here.. I always tell them how in the US, if there is a cock roach, most people will never go to that place ever again
Post # 4
@UpstateCait: I honestly can’t think of any off the stop of my head. I HATE all kinds of bugs. They creep me right out. No idea how I can camp!! BUT I did want to say, that thing is NASTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have moved out that day hahaha.
Post # 5
“Fucker regenerated or something” LOLLLLLLLLLLL DYINNGGGG
I can’t even remember now. I’m sure I came in here with something but your house centipede blew whatever I had out of the water. That thing is prehistoric looking.
Post # 6
@UpstateCait: oh hell no,
I just literally screamed when I opened this thread.
Post # 7
Right?! To be honest, I had to wait till the very last second of posting my OP to attach the pictures because they gross me out so much.
Post # 8
ewww! I found a few in our apartment once and oh my goodness, it was so gross. Actually it was icky because some of them would run away before I could kill them. Freaked me the heck out.
Post # 9
OMG I am absolutely TERRIFIED of centipedes. And it’s hard to scare me. Spiders don’t scare me. Neither do mice. But centipedes are my all time enemy. We get them in our house too. One time i went in the kitchen and there was one on the floor. I made Fiance kill it. Then I go upstiars right after he kills it and there is ANOTHER ONE on the steps. Gahhh omg I wanted to die. I burst out crying. The only good thing about winter is that we don’t see any.. OMG hate hate hate them.
Post # 10
Lol, they had me in tears a few times. I can kill most bugs but those I just couldn’t bring myself to get near.
Post # 11
That’s freaking national geographic!! ahh hate bugs!!
Post # 12
Awwww, I like insects. I think they are cute.
However, I find many sea creatures to be stomach-churning. *shrug*
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception
I have an insane picture to share for this thread. Do roaches have queens? We found this queen/mother/prehistoric roach in my friend’s backyard when I lived in Las Vegas. I have never seen anything like it before or since.
Post # 14
It was terrible because you can’t even really do anything about them.
Post # 15
That’s horrible, I’ve had those too. The only bug thing that still haunts me is in one of my science class in high school, my seat was right next to the huge tank of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Which are huge. And really do hiss. And oh my god, people would open the tank to poke them with the eraser part of a pencil to make them hiss and aaaaaaaack. Gross.
Post # 16
Yuck….In an old college apartment, we would frequently see the spiders that like to go in the drains. I forgot what they are really called, but they are fairly large (at least to me they are), brown, and a little fuzzy. Ick.
Oh, and another apartment (post-college) had a silverfish problem.
Ever since buying a home, I’ve never really notice any insects other than the occasional harmless little spider.