Sunday, August 31, 2008

The thing about bugs is...

...I understand that they are part of God's creation but I have no desire to be around them or have them within a mile of me.  So needless to say I freaked out when I saw this nasty hive at the highest point of our house.

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And yes that is my brave husband who is afraid of heights on the top of my house.

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With a broom and a can of wasp killer as weapons, he went in for the attack.

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And just like that it was all over.

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My hero!

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I was feeling pretty good about the bug situation after that.  Earlier I had knocked down three other not so big wasp nests so I thought we had things under control. 

And then....

I was driving home the other night and saw a very creepy, very large looking shadow on my driveway.  I got out of the car and found a giant beetle taking a stroll on my driveway!

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Clearly he is dead in this picture and missing a couple of legs.  But look how huge he is!   Aric captured him in a jar and he died a day later.  I keep telling myself that he escaped from a South American mango shipment and that he was all alone.   The rest of his clan is still in the rain forest of Ecuador wondering what happened to him...right?...because there is no way that a mutant beetle colony lives out here in my neck of the woods...right?...

12 comments:

Bridget said...

OH, I feel your pain. In our house in Boston we had a hive in our attic! It was so nasty. We kept getting all these bees in our house and it took us forever to figure out they were living in our house. It gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about it. Yippee for brave husbands!

Meghann said...

Aric is quite the risk taker to attack a hive with a short-sleeved shirt on. Living on the edge!

♥Shally said...

I'll send my son over and he will catch all the gross bugs you want!!

He just saw it with me, and was wondering when I could take him over.. :)

The Hansen Clan said...

My skin is actually crawling... yikes. You guys are both so brave. We are such sissies around here that we have a contract with Orkin. We'll save the money and just hire Aric :)

Lindsey said...

WOW! For being scared of heights that was pretty AMAZING! If you are scared of THAT bug, you could never live here. There was a scorpion in my bedroom the other day. A SCORPION!!!!!

Melissa-Mc said...

I am not a bug fan either. I have a particular aversion to spiders...especially poisonous, biting ones.

Mrs Ana said...

Love the song it's perfect and If I didn't already think that Aric is awesome this would definitely do it for me. I was so impressed!

Mahina said...

ewww! i don't like bugs either! you've got a great man if, being afraid of heights, gets up on the roof to kill those wasps!

i'm am confident that that was the only beetle in your parts! i would ALMOST bet my life on it. you're safe!

Becky said...

Good thing your not here...I have never been to a place with this many bugs, BIG BUGS too!

Lauren in GA said...

Man...put a saddle on that bug and ride him to the grocery store. Ew.

Yay, for your hero! I loved the music playing in the background while I read about his heroic feat!
That is high up!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

what a hero you have! I am sure that he is pretty proud of himself too :)

Ilene said...

I appreciate the tack next to the beetle to give a sense of scale.

Your great.

Dan THRIVES off of killing hornets nests. He gets the hose, ladder, and spray and goes nuts. It must be the hunter man-gene.