Post # 137
Ok – so not as gross (at least visually) as some of the other pictures – but my company sent me to training in CA and the apartment they put me in had BED BUGS!
It took months to figure out what the rash I had was from (dermatologist thought it was some kind of allergic reaction and was giving me tons of different allergy meds). The only way we figured it out was one day I actually saw one of the bugs on my sheets!! It gave me the heebee-jeebees to sleep in that bed again – even after they replaced the matress and furniture and sprayed.
Post # 138
I grew up in new mexico. there, we had all kinds of scary things! enormous cocroaches. and once I found a nest of black widow spiders living in a crack in the wall— that was right above my bed!!!
anyway, the worst bug there by far is one we call “child of the earth” it is also called “jerusalem cricket” google it. I once found one crawling on me. aaaaaack!
Post # 139
There were this half spiders, half cricket things living underneath my mom’s step at her apartment. I have NO idea what the hell they are to even look up a picture, but they are so ugly and scary because they leap/jump. I absolutely hate them.
I’ve also had encounters with water bugs. They’re not disgusting per se, but bugs in general creep me out.
Oh, and stinkbugs are making a huge comeback.
Post # 140
is it weird that I think your bug is kind of pretty? still totally scary, I would have run away from it screaming! but, the red and black fur is so pretty!
Post # 141
I’ll BITE! (pun…love it…)
Anyway! At my parents house, there are things called California Tarantulas. They’re not the SIZE of a tarantula, but have just as much poison. They live in dirt holes like 5 ft. down, and come out when it rains/is too cold/is too hot.
Here’s a beautiful picture (hard to see) of one that I took VERY quickly before killing one in my BATHTUB:
They can get up to the size of a hand. Normally, they’re around the size of a post it. (closest thing to compare size to!)
Here’s a photo from google…
OKAY NEVERMIND! Looking at the pictures trying to find the right one made me almost throw up.
They live in the vineyards that back up to my parents house, and let’s just say they come up to play all the time.
Post # 142
We call those Potato Bugs! They’re DISGUSTING!
They live in Napa too…one morning I was getting coffee in the kitchen, and one was playing around in the sink. Lovely bugs… :/
Post # 143
I was watching a movie one night (when I still lived at home with mom and pops) and in my peripheral I saw this bastard running over my knee. I jumped up like I was on fire. Then of course didn’t know where it went.
I was terrified. And they are IMPOSSIBLE to freakin’ kill. Unless you take a shovel to their ass.
Post # 144
We also garden, and my next biggest fear is that I will be picking a tomato and I’ll end up grabbing this nasty monster instead. BLECH!
They had people eating these on Fear Factor a long time ago. I seriously had to change the channel.
Post # 145
That is NO CHILD OF EARTH!!!!! WTF! THAT’S A MONSTER!!!!
Post # 146
I’m loving this thread.
I actually pressed ‘Page Down’ while I wasn’t looking, turned to talk to someone and an andeconda met me when I returned. That coupled with the story about the boy with the black snake falling on him from a tree does not make Florida attractive to me anymore. Snakes scare the living daylights out of me.
Post # 147
we walked out of our house only to be met by a huge “cow/black” snake just hanging out on the side of our house. I mean, like literally on the side of our house.
Post # 148
Those sliver fish can be really tiny, like fingernail size. They’re SOOO hard to catch or smoosh, and they just skitter away and you KNOW they’re still in your house. Ugh! One little jerk even climbed into my computer, so when I opened it up in class off he ran. EEWWWW.
Post # 149
I would have died from a heart attack if I found a maggot in my hair. OMG I’m shaking thinking about it!
Post # 150
In Hawaii I had to sit out at night for my job in the dark, and once a millipede the size of a snake was on my shoulder.
Another time my dad forced me to go canoeing in early spring in WI, and he had left the boat out all winter- it had become a breeding ground for HUGE HUGE super HUGE daddy-long-legs!!!! They were crawling ALL OVER me as I sat in the bottom of the canoe (my sister had the other seat). I mean ALL OVER me! I am not squeamish about spiders, but hold moly, they were huge and all over me and when I begged to flood the canoe once we were across the lake, they just walked on top of the water! It was insane!
Post # 151
Why did I think it was ok to read this thread. I am freaking out over here now!