>>>>>> Guess what? Now my house is overrun with them! Apparently the one I
>>>>>> killed (along with it's little babies riding on its back) wasn't the
>>>>>> only one. Now they're in my bedroom. And I tried to do the nice
>>>>>> thing and "set it outside" except it wasn't having any of that. It
>>>>>> wouldn't let me gently scoop it up on a piece of paper and put it
>>>>>> outside. Damn thing runs faster than my cat! No, it had to get into
>>>>>> my laundry basket. Sorry folks, I'm calling a fumigator.
>>>>> To scoop any bug, I use a piece of thin cardboard (like the ones at the
>>>>> back of paper notepads) and a wide jar or a big clear glass. I put the
>>>>> jar/glass over the bug and slide the cardboard underneath without
>>>>> their legs. Then the bug isn't able to run away and off it goes
>>>> Seems I can't do the right thing no matter what. First I killed a spider
>>>> with bug spray and everyone ***ed about it. Last night I tried to
>>>> one up to put it outside and it ran faster than a cat and got away into a
>>>> nice clean basket of clothes. (This one also had babies swarming off
>>>> I love nature as much as anyone. But I'm not going to live in a house
>>>> infested with spiders. Sorry, Bobble. The bugs gotta go.
>>> Speaking as one who likes spiders (they eat ants and roaches)
>> Spiders don't eat Palmetto bugs. They don't call this the Palmetto State
>> for nothing ;) Think it's about trees? Nope, it's about bugs. LOL
>>> *is* a limit FGS. I am not scared
>>> of them....and you obviously are, no sweat, no diss.
>> I'm not scared of spiders, I just don't want them and their babies in my
>> house. And it happened really quickly.
>>> Needless to advise: lock Persia up in another part of house till fog
>>> settles down and also consult and
>>> read directions as to safety of product for household pets!
>>> Anyone who deplores my suggestions can **** *** **** **, LOL.
>> Hop, I already consulted with Terminex and the stuff they use is not harmful
>> to cats or dogs. I won't have to vacate my home or lock Persia in the
>> bathroom. I also won't have to stay a motel room, which I thought I might
>> have to. Nope!
> Great. I have a feeling you will be rid of more than spiders, like,
> all freeloading summer
> I had no idea SC is Palmetto State. That's ROFL funny. FL is the
> Sunshine State but palmetto
> bugs are abundant there: they hang out by urban street lights but also
> invade homes inside
> your bag of groceries, etc. They fly high and go for your hair. They
> don't live in MileHigh. I
> have seen 5-inchers in Miami.
*Why* is it that whenever you scare them, like my turning the light on
in the garage, they run *towards* you instead of away? *that's* what
creeps me out about roaches, especially***roaches as big as my hand...
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