OMG, What IS THIS???

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  1. Peacock

    Peacock writing some wrongs Supporter

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    I am seriously creeped out. I'm not one to be freaked out by bugs and such - I don't particularly LIKE them, but I don't run screaming either. :)

    BUT...I went into our bathroom a few minutes ago and saw what appeared to be a thick black hair, maybe a piece of string curled up.

    BUT IT MOVED. BY ITSELF.

    What the heck IS THIS????!!!

    It's now wadded in a paper towel in the OUTDOOR trash can, but EW!!
     
  2. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    i think you just killed an indangered species
    big trouble
     

  3. Snowdancer

    Snowdancer Well-Known Member

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    The first reported alien encounter and she tossed it in the trash! ~sigh~ :p

    I don't know what kind of bug it was but I've seen worse ones since moving to the south. :Bawling: Big, hard shelled creatures with pinchers like a lobster but the body of a huge beetle! :eek: :help:

    Get a little 1 gal hand held shop vac-those things work great for sucking up weird & creepy bugs. :)
     
  4. Peacock

    Peacock writing some wrongs Supporter

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    Okay...here's a clue. I'm frantically googling to figure it out. I found info on "horsehair worms" and it looks like that...and evidently they live inside bugs. Even creepier, there was also a half-dead cockroach (YIKES) nearby. Maybe it came from the roach?!

    OMG Please do not tell me we have ROACHES in this house. :Bawling:
     
  5. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    I used to vaccum up bugs and spiders...but I'm afraid they'll survive and live inside the bag and then eventually crawl back out :p
     
  6. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There, there... take it easy.

    Even if it IS in the cockroach family, put the best spin on it you can, just like our Florida friends do.

    It's not a cockroach. It's a palmetto bug.

    There.

    Isn't that better? :)

    Helpfully,
    Pony!
     
  7. Tracy Rimmer

    Tracy Rimmer CF, Classroom & Books Mod Supporter

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    Okay, I just did a search on "horsehair worm" and, let me just say....


    EWWWW
     
  8. Peacock

    Peacock writing some wrongs Supporter

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    See what I mean? <shudder>

    At least horsehair worms aren't people or pet parasites. THAT is what concerned me the most. Now "all" I have to worry about is roaches!!! EWW
    :grump:
     
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    huzzyjr Well-Known Member

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    In Texas it's not a cockroach, it's a waterbug.
    LOL
    Take care,
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  11. HeavenHelpMe

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    Those freaky worms also inhabit crickets! I have a dead one in my cat's water dish this morning, and I've been trying to get the courage to remove the nastiness! The worm is winding it's way out of the cricket's nether region and it makes me ill to look at it. :Bawling: :Bawling: :Bawling:

    Hope that makes you feel better about the roach thing, Edayna. It was probably just a cricket! :dance:
     
  12. Snowdancer

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    Hehe, and in west TN the locals assure me that they're really 'just wood roaches' that like the humidity in this area! Why doesn't that make me feel any better?? :rolleyes:

    On the hair bug-ok, you win for creepiest bug of the month!! :hobbyhors
     
  13. lacyj

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    Hey Moonshine,
    Any spiders that you suck up in the Vac will not crawl out, if you suck the web, too. Spider's webs have half sticky threads and half non-sticky threads. The spiders use the non-sticky ones to work from. If you suck up the web, the spider will become tangled in her own web and won't be able to get loose.
     
  14. milkinpigs

    milkinpigs Dairy/Hog Farmer

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    Horse hair worms favorite nesting areas are pillows; so tonight when you go to bed, if you start to feel something crawlingin your hair............
     
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    This whole thing is SO DISGUSTING! OMG. I'm ready to heave.
     
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    Well You've All Given Me Fodder For Many Many Nightmares, And I Havent Even Looked At The Pics...uck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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    in this part of TN, they are "waterbugs."


    bugs creep me out, but i gotta admit this one takes the cake this morning. :help:

    btw, at the bottom of that article? it says they are "beneficial."
     
  19. 4nTN

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    While reading this and shuddering at the thought of long black worms crawling out of bug butt`s a huge black ant crawled slowly across my computor monitor...hmmm....I`ve never even SEEN a black ant in this house before :help:
    I`m thinking I better be more selective in what I read...hehe


    Shari