Sunday, July 07, 2013


I've never been afraid of bugs. I used to play with the box my dad had behind the couch that had meal worm and black beetles (adult form of meal worms) that he used for fishing. He had them in a shoe box with saw dust and cut up potatoes to feed them. He also raised red worms and minnows.

I only call on my husband to kill a spider because he likes coming to my rescue (even though it's unnecessary).

Recently while doing some clean up in the yard, I disturbed millions of burgundy colored beetles with light colored legs that stunk like dirty feet. They were hiding behind some of my containers and under some left over fall leaves. There was so many of them that they made a noise just trying to get a way. I scooped as many of them as I could and dumped them in a big garbage can. One tried to get under my glove, but I got him.

For a while there I wished we still had out chickens, they would have had a feast.


Lee said...

As long as they don't nip, those little crawling stinky things...and as long as they stay outside!

Spiders don't bother me too much...which is just as well as there are lots around here...but they're all harmless. Only the ones that look nasty do I do a job on! ;)

I get sick of knocking cobwebs down. I turn my back for a moment and they're back again!!

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Lee,

No, they don't bite thank goodness. They used to get inside every fall. They'd get in your hair and when you brush you hair with your fingers, they'd let out a stink. And your hair would smell like dirty feet.

We have spiders too. Black widow and brown recluse are the most poisonous. The field spiders, wolf spiders, jumping spiders and granddaddy long legs are harmless.

Same here. We get down the cob webs and then I'd look up or at a corner and there back!