- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I feel itchy.
I feel itchy.
At my mom’s house we have a huge pseudoscorpion infestation in the basement, and they like to get into the jets in the whirlpool tub. They’re teeny tiny so they’re hard to see in the tub; whenever you take a bubble bath you come out covered. Once I had to pick literally a dozen (I counted) of them off myself.
Small and harmless, but oh so gross when you’re covered in them after trying to get clean.
I have a fear of spiders so the lifting up my curtains to find one of those nasty wolf spiders in my bed was especially terrifying…I slept on the couch for a week and still have to check my sheets every night before I can fall asleep. That was over 2 years ago!
I hate house centipedes. We get them in the fall and winter…our cats generally don’t even like to hunt them, though occasionally Dorian will go after one and mess with it a bit. UGH.
I don’t know why I opened this thread, or kept reading it. Just HAD to look. I feel nauseous now.
@Miss Tattoo / @mannellal: Still finding stink bugs in our house, as recently as last week. Luckily they aren’t very fast. I pick them up with a tissue and flush them. It’s not just a Pittsburgh thing, they were introduced in Allentown a dozen or so years ago. Definitely all over PA, but they’re spreading (since they don’t seem to have any natural predators here, since they are from China).
My gross-out bug story: a month or so ago my husband spilled some popcorn on his desk. It was dark in the room, and without looking he picked up the kernels and tossed them in his mouth–along with a stink bug that had been hanging out on a desk. He didn’t swallow, but did bite into it. He spit it out, and brushed and mouthwashed for over an hour that night. Ew.
My stepmom once pulled on a pair of jeans after taking a shower and discovered a scorpion in them. (This was when we lived in the boondocks of South Texas.) And when I was three, I fell in a fire ant pile. I screamed bloody murder, and my mom had to drop me in a bathtub full of cold water to get them off.
I don’t like bugs. Or spiders or snakes. I’m one of those that will get on a chair and yell for DH to come kill it.
This is a train wreck I just can’t stop watching.
We found a black widow in our storage unit a few months ago. That was NOT a pleasant surprise.
At least it wasn’t the house.
Birds won’t eat them because they stink. Even when we had cats they stayed away from them. Ugh. My daughter has nightmares about them. Seriously.
Gah!!! WHY AM I LOOKING AT THIS THREAD????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My sisters used to say that we had mutant bugs at our old house. On one side of the house we had a daddy long legs “city”, my daughter had a slug on her foot one time, pretty multi-colored spiders with butts as big as golf balls hanging from trees, black widows in a shed… I’m sure there were more I just can’t think of them right now.
We used to get these black snakes all the time. One of my dogs stepped on one once while we were walking around the property, it bit him, he jumped a mile into the air, and then started barking like a mad man. Here’s some pics of another, he thought he was a rattle snake! I scooped his booty up and threw him into the woods.
I don’t mind slugs at all actually. I watched some eat lettuce under a microscope one time for this young women in science convention when I was in middle school, and it was kind of cute.
Speaking of brown recluse spiders, the house that I grew up in is infested. Really, really badly. As in, I think they’ll have to burn the house down to get rid of them. My brother got bit when he was little and he had to go to the hospital.
Other than that, its too cold in South Dakota for most of these things, thank goodness.
Have you ever seen camel spiders? They’re in Iraq, but I guess our soldiers shoot them to kill them because they’re so big, even though they are non venomous.
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