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Thread: Re Bug In Iron Well

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    Senior Member Pickle's Avatar
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    Re Bug In Iron Well

    Well the nasty varmit is still in there and will be forever if he doesn't just fade away. I believe a friend told me it was a earwig they like the dampness. Well he is damp now for sure.
    I want to say thanks for a the suggestions on how to get rid of him but I cannot remove the well of my iron or get long tweezers in it and I tried multiple times to fill it and empty it and that doesn't work so I will let him in there where a fly got in a few years back.
    The iron works fine it felt creepy at first but he can't come out so I guess it is save to use.
    I must say I do not hve a buggy house, the creatures just ike my iron!!

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    I've read your story about the buggy in your iron.

    Have you tried to suck him out, use something like a syringe, just with an bigger opening. A straw would work, but let your hubby do it for you.

    May be it works, if not, just leave it there. Not that you have much of a choice.
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    He is biodegradable so eventually he will dissolve. You notice I used "he" because obviously he was lost and didn't stop to get directions.

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    for future put a piece of fabric or tissue in the opening to keep bugs out. I hate bugs!

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    I am so thankful my iron has a cover over the water hole! I think I would have tossed the iron if my husband didn't get his hands on it first. It would be a challenge for him to take the iron apart and get the bug out.

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    Ha ha #Tartan, good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    He is biodegradable so eventually he will dissolve. You notice I used "he" because obviously he was lost and didn't stop to get directions.
    Oh! how true, Tartan.

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    OHMGoodness Tartan you are so right !LOL

    I would of either of bought a new iron or made the hubs take the bug out one way or another (and how he did it- I don't want to know !LOL)
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    I'm so glad I use a cheap B&D iron! There's no way I'd use one, with a bug in it. EWWWWW!!!
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    As he dissolves (yuck) he may stain the water, so be careful ironing light fabrics.

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