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    I have a Confession to make....

    I saw something on my bathroom floor a few minutes ago. It looked like it had legs on it, so I snuck (sneaked?) up on it with a wad of toilet paper, and mashed the heck out of that poor little dust bunny!!!!! LOL
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    My first cup of coffee went down the sink before I got the first sip. DH went to get the paper this morning and a palmetto, a.k.a. love bug, a.k.a flying cockroach hitched a ride on the back of dH's shirt. I swatted at it and it took a dive into my coffee. It met it's demise via fly swatter and so did the cup. Heck of a way to wake up in the morning and I too have snuck up on a few dust bunnies a.k.a. tufts of dog hair and stomped the heck out of them. We have large spiders and that's what they look like often. then we laugh!!

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    Yuck to bugs...I know they have "jobs" but still yuck!

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    Glad you killed that dust bunny! I had a large jumping spider on the wall this week. I was afraid to get it with a kleenex because I knew it would jump. I didn't want to swat it on my white walk so I used a piece of cardboard to coax it across the wall, around the corner and out the front door!

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    in my house, all bugs, especially spiders, deserve to DIE!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I don't mind any critter that is not bothering me and outside my home.

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    luckily you didn't reach down with your fingers to pick up a dust bunny that turned out to be an icky bug!!

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    I'm having a cup of coffee, and I almost lost it. ha,ha. I have stomped leaves in our house, In Texas we have scorpions too, and I don't want to see one.

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    Since we put in those Ridex electronic wall plug-in units, we have very few "crawly critters" in the house, but when we do, the first thing I do is yell for SO to come get it. I'm fearless tho if I have to take care of dust bunnys

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    Since we put in those Ridex electronic wall plug-in units, we have very few "crawly critters" in the house, but when we do, the first thing I do is yell for SO to come get it. I'm fearless tho if I have to take care of dust bunnys
    Sandy, we have those electronic wall plug-ins too, so I was surprised to see that thing with "legs" on the floor.....apparently when I swept the other day, I didn't do too good......
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    My father will be 90 on 9/12 I am over there several times a week to take him shopping and do a few chores.I was saying to him that it seems like the Dust Bunnies are putting in a lot of over time at both of our houses.The next day I went back over to cut his grass and he says -in his best Elmer Fudd voice-I set some traps and I didn't catch none of them Dust Bunnies.

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    It was dusk and I saw a belt one of the kids must have left outside. I was grumbling to myself about why one of them would have left it there. I reached down to get it and it took off. It was a snake. Scared the dickens out of me.
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    A couple of years ago my daughters and grandchildren took a trip to upper Michigan. We noticed a "dead leaf" on the floor by the door wall. One of the girls started to pick it up and it was a BAT, and it wasn't dead. Lucky for us we were leaving that morning. When we told the ladies at the desk, they just said OK. We had put a towel over it and didn't want the cleaning lady to have a heart attack. I guess they are very plentiful in upper Michigan. Don't know why he wasn't sleeping since it was day light.
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    LOL! I have done the same thing.

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    I have killed a lot of dust bunnies. When I first get up in the morning I don't always put my glasses on. Last thing I did bad was to take a swipe at a streak in the bathroom sink that turned out to be a snake. I guess you know my Dragonslayer was being called right away. I just thought it was a streak from someones hands.

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    We've been doing some remodeling and moving stuff out of the basement when a wee field mouse decided to take up residence in our family room. My cats decided to tag team it made short work of the critter. That was fine, but then they decided to "share" their prize with me. DH disposed of it. So far the kitties have "found" four mice in our house. I love pets who earn their keep . We have found where the mice were getting in and closed it. So far, so good, but the cats keep looking. They think I have given them new toys to play with since they are indoor only cats.

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    I still laugh when I think of my daughter, who was about 4 at the time, chasing her dad around the back yard with a bull snake that was about 3 feet long. He was screaming for me to stop her and all I could do was stand and laugh. Probably scared the poor snake to death.

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    I was watering at dusk a few years ago on the house next to our drive way when I noticed a huge man size hand hole about 3 feet up.....I was flabbergasted, who would put a hole in our house until I accidentally hit it with the water and it crawled up the wall! I threw the hose down and ran inside. Yes, a big hairy spider. I finally decided I had to go outside and turn the water off which much to my relief was away from the scary thing.
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    I played a joke on my DH last weekend. We've been re-doing our flower bed, and he was stooped over, pulling out a old root. I waited for the perfect moment, then suddenly yelled "SNAKE!!!!", pointing to where he was working. He jumped about 3' off the ground. The whole subdivision probably heard me laughing.

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    Oh my......I'll take hairy-legged dust bunnies over "belts" and "dirty hand marks" or even moonrise's pretend snake any day of the week!!!!
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    This must be the week of bugs! This Tuesday or Wednesday, I was laying abed just after the alarm went off and my cat ran from the other side of the room up on the bed, across me and my lap top and then half way up the wall. She saw a bug!! Well the bug ran and with the hundred legs it had, it went fast. Not a tissue in sight and the bug had the advantage of speed, So I grabbed what was close by and I smashed it with the case of a book on CD from my local library. Surprised the cat, found a new use for a book on CD case and made a mashed mess of the bug! Victory to the human! Inside my house is MY world. Outside the house is Bug World! Lov'en all of our tales of bug, bunnies and snakes, yuck.
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    I have warned all critters that they have to stay outside or else. I have found the best way to get spiders, centipedes etc is with the vacuum with the attachments on it, that way I don't have to get so close. Sucks them right up and then I stick a tissue in the end after I shut it off just in case they try to crawl back out. Now if they are outside I admire them and leave them be.
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    Lots of geckos around here, don't mind them outside but not really a fan of them when they decide to come into the house.
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