Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gross!

Life in suburbia is nice. Nice and quiet. No jet noise, no crazy kids vandalizing my yard, no sound of sirens at all hours of the day and night. Yep, I could get used to this.

One of the things that my friend took care of before she left her house in my care was a call to the exterminator. She was concerned about some ants and since I hate anything with more arms and legs than me - I was totally down with the exterminator dude.

Knowing that, I was surprised to find this little beauty calmly wandering across the living room floor.

GROSS!!!

I was stunned and a little scared. First of all, I don't know a damn thing about centipedes except that they are fugly and freaky. After looking them up on the web I found that they are a relatively common kind of pest - and that they can bite! Their venom can be very serious for children, the elderly and anyone with a venom allergy. So, it's fugly, freaky and DEADLY!

AND IT'S IN THE HOUSE!!!

I will be sleeping with a can of bug spray and a baseball bat. Muffin, you're on your own darling. It's every bug-a-phobe for themselves. (just kidding! - you can have your own can of bug spray) Ok, maybe suburbia isn't quite the paradise I initially thought.

8 comments:

Stacie's Madness said...

these guys like to take showers with me.

Samsmama said...

That is disgusting! LMAO @ you and your baseball bat.

Stacie's comment is beyond frightening.

bsouth said...

What the hell? Well done for taking a photo. I'd have trodden on her/him. I am shuddering now. Bleurgh. Good luck with your sleep tonight!

hokgardner said...

I'd a screamed like a girl and smooshed it, not taken a picture.

knittergran said...

i find those things in my house from time to time, and I hate them. They can move really, really fast too.
Shudder.....
And I agree with Samsmama about Stacie's comment.

Again...shudder.....

Tina said...

Yikes!

LceeL said...

I've always found those things to be as common in the city as they are in the burbs. You can't hide, Darlin'. Just keep sprayin'.

Babe in Babeland said...

Hi! I'm first-time commenter. I like your blog!

I don't like bugs either! And you'd think I'd be used to these things since i live in NY, where cockroaches and rats run rampant. Suburbs or the city, it's good to have a spray can nearby!