Saturday, September 13, 2008

Giant bugs and supersonic gadgets! Wee!!

A recent discussion with local friends has led me to believe that I am living amidst some kind of Jurassic bug park. Evidently it is not just in my head; crickets are not supposed to be the size of a toonie (our two dollar coin for those of you who don't make it above the 49th parallel). While mowing the lawn - on several occasions I thought I was about to run over a toad when in fact it was a cricket. A giant black cricket. *shivers*. So large, in fact, that I do believe that some of my daughters Polly Pocket outfits would actually fit. Also, spiders are not supposed to be large enough to have recognizable facial expressions...



BUT!!! I have found a most miraculous gadget! You plug it in and it emits some high frequency noise combined with some kind of subliminal "Spiders don't like to live here" message. Evidently this also works for wee mice and other bugs. Now... if only I could find one that is battery operated to affix to my clothing...

12 comments:

A Day in the Life of the Boon's said...

I was bit by 2 red ants this morning. I feel your pain sista.

elizabeth said...

Ewww.

Stace said...

Oh my god, I have to get me one of them gadgets!!! Awesome. Those are some impressive crickets.

Hullaballoo said...

'Spiders shouldn't be large enough to have recognizable facial expressions,' I love it. You make me laugh so much, you are very witty E.

I have one of those gadgets. THEY DON'T WORK! Bugs and beasties just go off an tune into their ipods and don't hear the extra high frequency. I find wopping them on the head with a badminton racket the most efficacious solution.

xx

white rabbit said...

There's some strange device that emits a noise that apparently only teenage ears are susceptible to which is used to disperse feral youths from the areas they tend to congregate in.

Same sort of idea I suppose...

Alternatively, aim deodorant spray at bugs, hold a lighter flame in front of it and squirt. Works like a mini-flamethrpwer ;)

Lane said...

It had facial features???? Tell me it's not true!

Being Brazen said...

I need one of those gadgets. I must find one.

Tamara said...

Let us know if it works. And then buy shares in the company before we all rush out and boost their sales.

Callie said...

I hope it works. If it does, let us know. I had a black widow on my porch last evening, just sitting there in her web, looking all malicious and uncaring. So I had hubby go kill her for me. *shudders*

Real Live Lesbian said...

What on EARTH are those critters doing that far up North? We usually keep those way down South!

I had...well still have a preying mantis on my car. He's ridden to work with me today and to the bank and the post office. I need one of your gadgets!

Slyde said...

dont get me started on bugs..

im currently fighting the good fight against and invasion of cave crickets, quite possibly the ugliest damn things ive ever seen in my life...

besides earl.

lotus07 said...

Another undesirable side effect of global warming.....crickets that you can leash up and name spot.

It says alot about countries when one calls their dollar a 'toonie' and the other one calls it a 'greenback'.