My Stinky Pets:
Larry and frickin Harry
Actually these are the disgusting creatures that freaked me out when I first moved in. I remember stepping into the bathroom and I saw one of these scurry across the floor. My first glance of it was from the corner of my eye and I thought it was a huge rat! But when I turned the light on...it was No Rat. ughhh. They grow big in these parts. (Although I am rather glad it wasn't really a rat either).
This is the main reason I would not fall asleep until 3 or 4 in the morning when I first got here. I have lived with these things before in Hawaii, but it's been a long time since then and I didn't want to get used to them...again. Plus I had roomies and I didn't have to fight against them alone. Anywho...I would lay in my bed with the lights turned on, a stick in one hand, and RAID in the other.....just in case. I wasn't about to have these crawling on me in the middle of the night. After a while I got rather exhausted from the late nights and finally figured out a better approach. DRAIN-O down the pipes and in the sliding glass door, Roach TRAPS, and spraying RAID outside my doors every few days! As a result they have kept outside and died outside! Victory!