WHAT'S UP WITH THE MUTANT BUGS?!
Our house is clean-okay maybe not clean, but it's not a Hazmat situation or anything-and I don't understand why we are being besieged by creepy crawlies. First it was giant ants. These organized little beasties came marching one by one, set up camp, and soon there were a thousand of them-or at least enough to be considered a small colony in my book. Of course we did what any human being would do-we killed them en masse, set up a Raid perimeter around the house, and were ant free.
But then came the flies. They were unlike any flies I had ever seen. These things were the size of bumblebees and had greenish-reddish metallic looking backs. Someone I described them to said they sound like horse flies? Whatever the heck they were, they were way too sturdy for fly swatters. We actually had to put up fly paper. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew. Still it was worth the gross factor because after about a week the flies were gone (thank God, I've heard flies like that can actually BITE! Yikes!).
I thought we were safe...until the last couple of days. We are now in the throws of our worst infestation yet-spiders. I'm not talking about Daddy Long Legs here people-I'm talking MUTANT SPIDERS. I have never seen anything like these creatures. One was black and white striped, I kid you not! (Is there such a thing as a zebra spider?) And what the heck kind of spider is the size of a nickel and has fangs so big you can actually SEE them? (The dead kind, that's what.) I've seen red ones, and brown ones, and ones that jump....every time I turn around there's another one hanging on the ceiling just waiting to drop on one of my babies!
(Photo from WiredNewYork)
I am completely skeeved out. Just the thought of these crazy things make me itch all over. I know how to kill a spider, but how do you stop them from getting in your house altogether? I mean, these things practically have opposable thumbs....how do you fight that?
My solution would be to bug bomb our entire town; the whole state if I had to. Hubby on the other hand seems to think I'm being impractical, especially when I start talking about becoming a vigilante insect killer, but I've had enough! We either bug bomb this whole county or I'm going to Seal-A-Meal our house.
Unless some of you have alternate solutions? Help a mommy out.