Friday, October 2, 2009

Creepy Crawlies

Yuck, yuck, double yuck!

I've dealt with camel crickets, small spiders, a large spider, and even a snake in my house. I wasn't too thrilled about all that, which lead us to some investigation and building of a retaining wall.

Well, this week a Tiger Centipede (google that one) entered on the foot of my dad. It was 5 inches long and luckily got stuck in the door. I threw the dog in the backyard and armed myself with 3 foot long grilling tongs. The centipede no longer resembles itself. YUCK! I first saw one 2 years ago when I was moving rocks to build some terraces on a steep slope. Needless to say, it gave me the heebie geebies! This second one hitching a ride into my home gives me the willies too!

Yesterday I found two ticks sucking the blood out of our little pooch. We were told we didn't need to worry about ticks in our area. Apparently we do! The dog is already being treated to prevent fleas (the plague is an issue here). I've been phone conferencing with our vet (my dad) about what to put on the little doggie. I don't relish the thought of finding dead ticks laying around my house. YUCK!

Seriously...I'm beginning to wonder where I live! Ticks, fleas, centipedes, tarantulas, snakes and such! YUCK! Okay, I know every area has it's problem things. I got Lyme Disease when I lived in the midwest from a deer tick.

What little creatures are you dealing with and how do you do it? Any helpful hints for banishing creepy things from a home with young children in it?

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