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PostPosted: Wed 22 Nov , 2006 11:17 pm 
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Sunny -

For flying insects inside your home, go to your local hardware or garden store and get the coiled up strips of "flypaper." They are treated mostly with a very sticky substance that then also traps and kills flying insects, and to my knowledge, it is safe and effective if you hang up the little cannisters where the flying insects are the worst. You can adjust how much (how long) you make the little hanging strip quite easily, but do not put it somewhere that you are likely to bump into it or that other things like clothes might get stuck to it - it is indeed VERY sticky. Works like a charm!! And, an eight pack of the little rolls only costs a few dollars. I keep them on hand now all the time for the minor little infestations that we may experience.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Nov , 2006 11:29 pm 
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Spiders are fascinting little buggers. I stood outside in the cold, just last week, watching a spider spin a web on my front door for something like 20 minutes.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Nov , 2006 4:12 pm 
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If I am watched I can pick up even the biggest in my cupped hands and put them outside. They only tickle running around inside my fingers. If there's no one about I don't bother. I never kill a spider. I remember picking up a smaller spider outside many years ago, perhaps an orb spider, and feeling it trying to bite me. I agree that that spiders are scary though I ignore the instinctive fear. It must be something tucked away in our primitive past.
Jackson's Shelob is one of cinema's great monsters. For once he didn't try to make her too big.
Tolkien's description is full of sexual disgust and is remarkable.

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:neutral: *does not like Sunny's post*

And we have one of those bagless vacuums; you empty out the canister, which is see-through. So I suppose if I were brave enough, I'd look around inside after I've vacuumed up a spider to see if it was alive and kicking. <shudder> Not sure I could do it, though.

I did hold a spider in my hands this past summer. (Yes, I really did!!!) We went to a naturalist program about spiders, and I wanted to demonstrate some bravery for my girls. Katie is still afraid of them, but Sarah is now our spider-girl. She will capture them and release them, which is cool.

Griff, that is so funny about your friend screaming so loudly it made the spider wave its front legs in defense! :LMAO:

Tosh, I agree. Shelob was perfectly done by PJ. And even the model of her was absolutely hideous at the Exhibit. Gave me the heebie-jeebies. :neutral:

I haven't had an infestation of clothes' moths, but I've had an infestation of meal moths once. (Birdseed) :rage: I bought some wonderful glue traps at the hardware store that released a pheromone which attracted them to it. Worked very well.

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That's what I'm planning to do come spring, Lalai. They've gone dormant for the winter now. My long-range plan is to get rid of the wall-to-wall carpet they are feeding on. I think it's a wool blend (they only eat natural fibres.) But first, I need to fix the support posts which are resting on the carpet, and which have started to crack and warp! (My house possibly falling down around my ears takes priority over a few carpet moths!) :Q

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:Q I would say so! Yikes! Hope you can get that all fixed up, Sunny.


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The Watcher wrote:
Ara-

If I lived where you do and had bugs the size of small mammals, i would have that RAID can as well!! :D:D

My sister used to live in Arizona, and I swear the bugs there are even bigger and more obnoxious than those that I used to marvel at in Florida when I would visit friends and relatives down there. :Q I am surprised that you do not need small atomic bombs.


I just noticed this...

We do have small atomic bombs in New Mexico....probably the reason why such big bugs...Of course they could be Aliens. :shrug:

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Do spiders die in vacuum cleaners?

Do spiders die in vacuum cleaners?
I wonder if they do.
Do flies survive when bold mouth-breathers
breathe them in?
It's true.

They lay their eggs in moistened lungs
and wait a month or two--
and when you feel their legs a-crawling
when they crawl in you,

you'll beg the little vacuum spiders
hiding in the vacuum bag
to scuttle down your fly-specked throat
and play a game of tag.


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:Q

Ack!

Did you write that yourself?

If so, I'm impressed.

And incredibly creeped out.



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I second what Lali said.




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LalaithUrwen wrote:
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Ack!

Did you write that yourself?

If so, I'm impressed.

And incredibly creeped out.



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Yes, the thread title inspired me.

It had a strong interesting image, and a nice meter: hypercatalectic iambic tetrameter.

Pairing this with iambic trimeter lines (with minor variations on both e.g. lines 4, 5, 8, 10, 11), approximates ballad meter (with a twist).

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The poem is creeping me out.




I'll go inhale some bug spray now.

:D :D :D

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'you know in Africa they have these flies that crawl into your brain and explode out your head like bullets.' - Bob Pinciotti

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Not only that, but I have bad breath!


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