I don’t like bugs. That’s really no secret. I mean who likes to watch a roach run across your kitchen or ants walk across your kitchen table. But I lived by myself before I met my husband. I had no choice. If there was a bug in my house, I had to kill it. There was no one that was going to do it for me. So I sucked it up, or should I say squished it up, and went on with my day. No when I see a huge bug in my house- we have palmetto bugs here which are HUGE and I mean HUGE roaches, I call my husband into the room to kill it. While most jobs in our home aren’t specifically for men or women, if he’s home, he’s going to kill the bugs.
So the other night after a particularly bad rainstorm, I was walking in my kitchen and along scurried a HUGE palmetto bug. Did I kill it myself? NO WAY! I jumped on a chair like a little girl and called my husband in the other room to come kill it. And guess what he brought with him. I guess I had it coming but he brought MY shoe with him. He then proceeded to tell me that whenever there is a bug in the house he uses MY shoe. UGH! Thanks honey! NOT!!! I guess I had that coming for calling him to kill the bug instead of doing it myself but I have to admit that I was quite creeped out knowing that I’ve been wearing shoes that may or may not have dead bug parts on the bottom. I pray that he at least has the good sense to clean off my shoes if he uses them as bug killing machines. So what happens in your house when there is a bug? Do you kill it yourself or do you call someone else in to do the job?
On a side note, I will say that if it’s any other type of bug I will handle it myself even if my hubby is home. I just can’t stand roaches. Well I don’t really like big spiders either but that is a whole other story. I must have been braver when I was younger though because my first year as a teacher we did a unit on Charlotte’s Web and I even went out and bought a tarantula as a class pet. And YES, I held that tarantula and took care of it. What was I thinking? I can’t see myself doing that now. Would you hold a tarantula and keep one as a pet?
What do you do when you have pests in your home and I don’t mean the 2 legged kind?
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