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Friday, April 16, 2010

Ack! Giant bugs!

This morning, I came out of the bathroom and there was something unfamiliar (and big) high on the bedroom wall. I must back up and note here that after spending two years in Australia, I've adopted an odd habit of glancing up at ceiling corners when I enter a room; it's something I haven't managed to shake since our return to Canada, and it probably weirds some people out when we're in mid-conversation and my gaze suddenly shoots to the top corners of the room-- it's just a reflex from our many encounters with the scary giant Huntsman spiders we encountered now and then. I now can't help myself from examining every crack and dent carefully-- but it's made me an excellent gecko spotter, I'll add.

So naturally this morning, my eyes are instantly drawn to a large dark shadow on the otherwise plain white wall. I get closer and my fears are confirmed: a GIANT BUG. A silverfish, I think, but one of epic size. (Just check out this photo of Adrian and the bug to get an idea of its size!) Not sure what it was doing in our apartment, but I hope it was the only one! Shriek.... in comes Adrian the super bug killer... even he is a little in awe of the size of this Canadian apartment bug and its billions of legs. Luckily, unlike the Huntsman, it doesn't go running at my shrieks (little discovery: silverfish have crappy hearing). A swat of a rolled-up newspaper solves the problem... phew! Its legs go on twitching for quite a while before we flush it. Gross. And now, thanks to this horrible beginning to my Friday, I'll be checking every spot on the wall even more diligently! (And I advise you to do the same.) Ew! -D.

6 comments:

Pops said...

Some things never change!

Paula said...

Ewww!

Laura said...

There were always tons of those lurking around in the Markham street house. Probably because of all the dampness, filth and spilled beer residue. And did I mention the filth?
I wonder if the usual suspects still live there?

Kirsten S said...

That's actually called the "Kingston Bug" and not a silverfish ... it's a house centipede (google it for more articles/images) that originated in Kingston, ON. They're super gross, run really fast, and will actually bite you if you ever get close enough that they feel they have to. And they apparently always come in pairs. Ewwww.....

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