Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pest Control....

....and this is not a cutesy title referring to annoying children. Nope. We are talking about the real deal. As in a cockroach woke me up by scurrying over my leg. Yep....If this preggo belly weren't in my way I might gnaw my own leg off to get rid of the icky feeling. Husband doesn't understand. He is in fact a little annoyed that I have not just rolled over and gone back to sleep(are you serious dude...can you say, scene of the crime? I think I have ptsd), and even more annoyed that I will not turn off the light(yeah right...if I turn off the light...they will come and get me!). I think I have compromised nicely by not insisting that he burn our bed...right now. I'll let him wait until after 6am.

Lest you think I am overreacting...this is not my first roach this season. In fact, I have had to kill at least 2 roaches a day for over a week now...one of which came to my notice when it ended up on my arm as I walked thru a dark curtained doorway. WE SPRAYED JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO! It has worked every other year, what roaches managed to get thru were always one twitch away from dying when we found them. Have the roaches mutated? Do we have the MRSA among roaches living in our house? And seriously, what insane pioneer rolled thru this area of Texas long ago and thought, "Roaches...check, fire ants...check, insane heat and humidity....check, mold. snakes. alligators. swamps. hurricanes...check, check, check. This looks like a GREAT place to raise a family!" Seriously. Cause now a whole lot of my friends and family live here, and it makes it that much harder to move to someplace sane.

6 comments:

Peter and Jen Bell said...

This is Sister Green. Have I told you that I love your blog? Honestly, I get the biggest kick out of it everytime I read it. You are hilarious! Good luck with the bugs.

Holli said...

Meg, I understand your pain. I gag (literally!) whenever I see roaches. And, we have an older home so we do get them. We've finally given up tackling it ourselves (because it wasn't working) and have since turned it over to the Bug-sperts. That has worked for us.

But, don't worry about the bug PTSD. I once took apart my whole living room - bookshelves and all - looking for an elusive roach I saw dart across the wall.

Holli said...

Meg, I understand your pain. I gag (literally!) whenever I see roaches. And, we have an older home so we do get them. We've finally given up tackling it ourselves (because it wasn't working) and have since turned it over to the Bug-sperts. That has worked for us.

But, don't worry about the bug PTSD. I once took apart my whole living room - bookshelves and all - looking for an elusive roach I saw dart across the wall.

Teresa & Eric said...

Meg...I too feel your pain. Mine is a little different though....no roaches really, but PANTRY MOTHS! They have a few mmore days to live before i go crazy on them. I just need some help with them and since Eric is still recovering from his surgery I am trying to be patient. I also suffer from ants and spiders. However, there is something about roaches that makes your skin crawl especially if they are attacking you. Can I help with anything? How did Atticus' surgery go?

Brandon & Cari (Sellers) Murdock said...

Meg, I can relate, too. When we lived in FL, we had a serious problem with Black Widows and, get this, Brown Widows. What are Brown Widows, you ask? They are a more poisonous cross between Black Widows and Brown Recluses! They are only indigenous to the area of FL we lived in, too, of course. I definitely do not miss those now! I'm kind of curious to see what creepy crawlies we have in MD!

Anne-Marie said...

I always wonder what it says about our intelligence that we all descend from generations of people who not only chose to settle here, but stay here (and here we still are)!