Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I have HAD IT!

I feel like I am living in a horror movie. It would be called Invasion of the Pill Bugs.
Don't laugh.
I am totally serious.
I vacuum my house DAILY.
Why? Because of the pill bugs.
Yes, under the high chair gets dirty, and that would get vacuumed daily regardless, but my vacuum no longer gets put away.
Here's why:
I woke up one morning and went downstairs with Marshy to get him breakfast.
There were 10 pill bugs running around the floor.
I quickly sent them swimming down the pipes.
When I walked back into the living room there were 10 more.
They met the same fate as their brothers and sisters.
When I walked back into the living room there were 5 more.
They are constantly appearing out of NOWHERE.
I guess I should be happy, because our friends who lived here before us had spider infestations.
(I HATE spiders)
We bought bug bombs to set off one day while we're gone.
I'm having a hard time with this though. They are kind of a pain in the butt to set up. Everything plastic or electronic or food-related has to be covered with newspaper, plastic sheeting, or a sheet.
I don't have nearly enough of any of those items to cover all of my crap.
However, after tonight, I am definitely leaning toward the inconvenience.
I picked a dirty dishtowel off the floor (it had fallen off the counter last night or this morning, not sure when) and shook it out.
50 pill bugs fell out of it. They were all still alive.
I tried really hard not to scream hysterically as they went flying across the kitchen floor and squirmed around trying to flip over from their backs.
Can you tell I hate bugs?
Any suggestions for what I should do, besides the pain-in-the-butt-bug-bomb?
My landlord probably won't spray the building. Our friends have flying ants and flies in their apartment on the other side of the complex. Of course, they live next to the dumpster. And when they lived where we live now, they had spiders.
Again, really glad it isn't spiders.
I saw a spider tonight though. The first one in about 5 weeks.
It's probably because I've been vacuuming so stinkin' much.

1 comment:

Bonnie the Boss said...

Wow! that is a lot of bugs! I have never had that problem but I feel for you! I hope someone has an idea for you!