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September 13, 2006

I am completely twitched. One of these scuttled across my kitchen counter today when I went make the coffee. We’d seen something like this before — maybe back in July sometime — and Mr. Angst had killed it. But that one was in the living room, near an exterior wall, so we thought it probably just came in the window when the windows were all still open after we moved in.

But now they’re in the kitchen? I am generally not all that bothered by bugs (except the dreaded cockroach, but who wouldn’t get freaked out by a 2-inch long beetle that will FLY INTO YOUR FACE with no warning?), but this sucker made me shiver all over.

Thankfully, it ran from me and my coffee pot right into the sink, where I turned the hot water on full blast and washed it away. I even got the sprayer involved, so I could make sure the drain was flushed out and the bug was DEAD.

My skin is still crawlling.

  1. September 13, 2006 at 10:05 am

    Yikes! I’ve got the heebee geebees just thinking about that thing. Yuck.

  2. September 13, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    Oh gosh! I nearly spit my popcorn all over myself when I saw the picture. I HATE THOSE KINDS OF BUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. September 22, 2006 at 5:56 am

    UGH – I dealt with those for a VERY long time – unfortch, I wish I had better news for you, but where there is ONE, there are probably a MILLION hiding somewhere. They come out the most in the summer, so you’re probably just getting the trail end of them; but it headed for the sink because they LOVE water – I would always find them by the drain in the bathtub – YUCK!!

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