14.8.07

Bugs



So, in Canada we didn't really have to worry about exterminating bugs in our home. There were screens in all the windows and the patio door so mosquitos didn't take over and that was about it.

It's different here; we're not quite prepared for the fight. We've fought cockroaches, silverfish, red ants, black ants, flying ants, houseflies, spiders, bedbugs, mites, fleas, and these crazy-miniscule-hard-shelled-pre-historic-armadillo bugs that are impossible to kill. Things get really bad when it's rainy; it's been rainy for 10 days straight. Everyone is looking for a dry place to park their hungry selves.

I don't mind the spiders so much. They've encamped in every corner of our home, catching and feeding on many of the other visitors. I suspect they might be biting us at night too, but I'd rather blame the legendary bedbugs and less savory beasties.

The dirty webs that hang on our rafters, in our door frames and in the corners may be ugly, but I welcome them if it eases our battle with other foes. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

5 comments:

dawn said...

Okay, that is a truly healthy outlook on spiders, albeit a little creepy. I would probably take that stand too under the conditions of the other creepy crawlies. It is all a little bit disturbing to me though, but I suppose you do get used to it a bit.

Debby said...

With the rain and the bugs your place isn't sounding too comfortable. I've never liked spiders but hardshelled bugs that you can't kill sound even worse.

much-ado said...

So do the spiders eat the hard-shelled bugs? As for the ants, you've got to be grateful that they're not the Jackjumper ants found in New Zealand. They'll kill ya! Those ants are the "most primitive" of all ants, apparently. I wonder how they determine them to prmitive?

Can you, at least, eat the hard-shelled bugs? Crunchy on the outside, creamy yummy on the inside...

Debby said...

Hey, Much-ado has an idea, Amber! Chocolate covered hard shelled bugs....creamy center....I'll bring down some chocolate next time...and a fondue pot...mmmmmm yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Heebie Geebies here! My house is packed full of spiders too. It's gross. we do a room check before bed each night. did you know the average human swallows about 8 spiders in their lifetime? Keep your mouth closed at night! Salome