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*Tail Bristles!!* - Jessie T. Wolf
June 6th, 2005
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*Tail Bristles!!*
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It's Centepede Season... X.x

*shudders!!!*

Current Mood: Creeped Out!!!

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From:pat_the_fox
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:26 am (UTC)
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*crunch**crunch**crunch* hadn't noticed.
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From:d_bandit
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:58 am (UTC)
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Yea, icky!!! Time to spray around here or they will be crawling all over me and I freak out when they do! We squished one down in Pittsburgh last night at the Furry Weekend over night. Luckily there was only one. Lots of giant ants though. Like I said, time to spray!! :)
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From:pouncewolf
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:00 am (UTC)
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*shudders*
Eew, I had to deal with enough of those when I was living in Toronto in my basement apartment.. they were Huge.. and left big messes when squished.. :/

~Owen
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
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Ooohh... you not in Toronto anymore? Whereabouts are you now?
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From:pouncewolf
Date:June 6th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Oh heh, yeah I kinda moved in January. I'm out in the country now in a town called Port Hope. About an hour and a half drive East Of Toronto.

~Owen
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From:iron_raptor
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
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That's what a telephone book is for hon. :) KERSPLAT!
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From:geekbear74
Date:June 6th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
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*shudders* one crawled on me and i didn't sleep in my bed for a week since then. I hate them as much as i hate spiders><....
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From:torrle
Date:June 6th, 2005 07:53 am (UTC)
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Imagine me screaming.

I hate them too.
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
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You know, there are very few bugs out there that I actually dislike. In fact, I'm pretty fine with most of them, but for the 'pedes, and earwigs. X.x And I've tried to stop and think about just what it is about these bugs that creep me out so very much. Must be all the legs, and the fact that they're REALLY fast!! I don't expect them, and it makes me jump! O_O
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From:joeaconite
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:31 pm (UTC)

Adventure.

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To quote Strong Bad: "Somebody get this frickin' duck away from me!"
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From:fiskblack
Date:June 6th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
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From:allen_trembler
Date:June 6th, 2005 10:08 am (UTC)
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That centipede's almost bigger than her! I could see the next frame right now, a slight turn around, eyes-bulged, and then a Charlie Brown "Auuuuggggghhh!" followed by a road runner dust trail.
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From:_patches
Date:June 6th, 2005 11:30 am (UTC)
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You're so mean. I love it. :D
From:kitchkinet
Date:June 6th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Uhhh... Fisk, she's gonna kill you. Or render you unable to have children. Whichever one causes more pain. :P
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From:joeaconite
Date:June 6th, 2005 04:04 pm (UTC)

Legs can hug too...

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Ah, to mentally traumatize the one you love. ;)
Though, it does make us understand why the 'pedes keep chasing after her.

We now christen them 'hug-a-bugs'. Squee!
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)

O_O

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*bristles everywhere as her fur turns white!* AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!! X.X *runs awaaaaaayyyyy!!!* I am SO going to get you back for this, Jay!!! XD
From:kitchkinet
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)

Re: O_O

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Told ya! ;)
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From:fiskblack
Date:June 6th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)

Re: O_O

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Promises promises :>

Don't worry. I'll protect you from the big centepede. Yeah :)
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From:pat_the_fox
Date:June 6th, 2005 08:09 pm (UTC)
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I so had the same image in my head while at work today, except I can't draw ;p
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From:megadog
Date:June 6th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
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Remember though, Centipedes are carnivores. As such they cruise around on their wiggly little legs gobbling up significant numbers of other annoying creepy-crawlies.

Without Centipedes in this world we would have to come to terms with significantly more insect-nuisances.

The same is true for spiders, though I rather suspect utlah74 doesn't agree with me.
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Actually, I don't mind spiders as much. Unless they're in the imediate area of my bed. O.x I had an egg sack hatch quite a few years ago, and a bunch of baby spiders were crawling all over my bed and walls. Didn't sleep in my bed for a week after that, and to this day I still have to check my walls and cieling before I can go to sleep. :-P

But I had a little wolf spider problem in my room for a little while. Don't know where they all came from, but even spiders I will try to put outside if I can. I don't like killing bugs, and even the daddy longlegs in my bathroom don't really bother me. But the 'pedes for some reason just REALLY freak me out. Of course half the time they run away before I even have a chance to get them. Then I'm left wondering when they'll next pop out. O_O
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From:_patches
Date:June 6th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
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I have a centipede and ant problem in my place too, and, centipedes aren't on my good list. One fell from the ceiling onto my bed and I rolled on it which prompted a bite once. So no, I don't like the little suckers. Bunch up a papertowel and confront your fears! Rarwr!
From:kitchkinet
Date:June 6th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
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Awww, Jessie's bugging out! o.O;; Does Jay need to smuggle a flame thrower past Customs when he comes back up for a visit? :P
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From:prestonkitty
Date:June 6th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
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I love centipedes, and spiders. They're so cute with their lil exoskeletons and eyes and big bity mandibles.

However, if they're invading your territory might I suggest some of those sticky floor traps? Never had to worry about centi's here in Florida (we only get tiny ones) but if it can work for roaches...
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Sticky floor traps don't work, as they're on my walls, and not my floors. O.x And the ones here are HUGE! I've kept my window closed so far this summer, though. I'm hoping that will at least decrease the number I get in my room this year. O.o
From:jean_luccougar
Date:June 6th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Could be worse. Could be roaches.


...or spiders ;_;
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
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...but I don't mind roaches or spiders... O.x
From:jean_luccougar
Date:June 7th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
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I like slugs and snails :D
They don't fly, buzz, sting, bite, or even look creepy ^_^
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From:joeaconite
Date:June 6th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)

Creepy Crawlers

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Those little critters are the worst when they scramble across the bathroom floor while you are otherwise occupied. Ick.

They enjoy damp hiding places, coming out to hunt. Things like basements, kitchens and the before mentioned bathroom are places with moisture for them to snuggle into. If you've had some rain this might be part of the reason they are around.

Just be sure to not lay any clothing you are going to wear the next day to the floor. Shoes on a chair might be a good idea.

Try to find a pet-friendly pesticide to lay along the baseboard along all the walls.

Back in the 80's you could deal with centipedes by shooting their segments and turning them into mushrooms. Spiders were still a lot of trouble, though.

Could be worse. Could be earwigs... o.O
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From:wlfdog
Date:June 6th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Creepy Crawlers

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"Could be worse. Could be earwigs... o.O"

Yah, that's the #2 bug that also really creeps me out. O_O I don't have a problem with most other bugs, but centis and earwigs freak me out like you wouldn't believe!
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From:joeaconite
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Creepy Crawlers

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I think it was that one episode of Night Gallery that put the fear of Dog for me of Earwigs...
Not to riff on Mike Meyer's "So I married an Axe Murderer"... ;)

The truth about Earwigs...
http://www.snopes.com/horrors/insects/bugear.htm
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From:phreakie_teiris
Date:June 6th, 2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Centipedes live in my bf's basement..they are like our children 8)
Sorry for commenting even though I don't know you :p Just stumbled across your LJ via your site.
OT: I live in Hamilton, small world :)
From:ambiguousxspork
Date:June 7th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
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Centepede's are pretty nasty, thank God they arent very numerous in Alberta.
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From:mcgroarty
Date:June 7th, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Photographers and hardware geeks have this stuff called "canned air." It's used for blowing dust of lenses, and for blowing dust and lint out of old PC hardware to prevent overheating and corrosion.

The cool thing is - if you turn the can over and spray it upside-down, instead of canned air you get a jet of the liquid that turns into canned air. It looks like a fire extinguisher spray, and the rapid evaporation causes it to freeze anything it touches. (Frostbite risk -- be careful!)

Centipedes are fast little buggers. But they cannot defeat my mighty freeze ray! It takes about 3 seconds to freeze the guy up. After another 20 seconds, he's back to life.

If you're nice, twenty seconds is plenty enough time to scoop the guy up and take him outside. However, if the guy dropped from the ceiling and made you scream at a non-scary part of your book, you need to do your duty: We need to genetically wipe out this variety of centipede, and so the penalty is a trip to the toilet for swimming lessons.
From:emot
Date:June 8th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
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I hate bugs too, but I never seem to kill them. This is why I invented the Bug Matic 2000! It uses 4 D cell batteries and suck up bugs into a harmless tiny holed bag vacume from a carpet cleaner. Then after it turns off, the bugs drop onto the floor, or what ever container you'd like without killing them.

Some companies sell high frequency electronic bug snuffers that scares them away. Unless there's a puppy or kittie in your house, it'd might work. You can also chalk your room's windows, cracks, walls, and outside places and spray a huge amount of repellent bug spray onto a corner of the ceiling so that doggies and other critters cannot get to it. Also recommend vacuming under furniture. TONS of bug larva. Lizzards are good too.
From:nighthawke70
Date:June 9th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I know how those go. Fortunately none have showed up in my house, only scorpions and one of those lil nasties nailed dad in the keester one night.

I worked for a resort one fine time, had a spider call to go take care of. I went up to the desk to pick up the ticket and the clerk was giggling like a maniac. Upon asking her what happened, her reply on the spider call, a lil jumping spider decided to play banzai buggy, landed on the poor napping woman's nose. The lady in question, being aracnaphobic, promptly hit the ceiling. It was everything I had in my bag of tricks to keep from laughing when I sprayed their room for spiders.

I got outta there and had a good laugh with the crew afterwards.
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