Saturday, May 25, 2013

Vanquisher of Icky Things

There she is.

Lurking through the grass....



ready to pounce.

Hmmm, sounds like a cat, right?


It is me.

I was on a mission....
for a day I was....
a bug assassin.

(dramatic music)

While watering my poor little herb garden the other day,
 I was distracted and let the water run off a bit.

As my gaze followed the meandering rivulets, I saw them pouring into
small little holes in the ground.

Low and behold, it wasn't long and a big, ugly Mole Cricket popped out of its soggy home.

If you take a moment and image search these little guys, you will understand this next sentence


I killed it.

They are ugly, and destructive, and I certainly don't want them
under foot near my plants.

Looking around, I noticed our poor dry, soil was pitted with oodles
of these little monster dens.

So what did I do?

I took my hose and proceeded to flood every. single. one.

Armed with my long hoe, I happily disposed of six of the ugly little fiends.

But I was in for an icky surprise.

It turns out there are other creepy crawlies that live in those holes.

Like, say...oh....six inch long centipedes!!

I'm talkin' gross...this thing looked it crawled out of that one Star Wars movie!


Needless to say....

 it died too.

I have picture proof of my brave exploits.

I would show you.

But I don't like bugs.

You probably don't like bugs,
I mean, who really wants to see ugly pictures of hacked up icky-ness?


Not many.

And so, you will just have to take my word for it
and feel better knowing that I have rid the world,
or at least my immediate part of it,
of a few ugly little creatures.

I know my garden appreciates it. :)


  1. Yup I googled it. I say you did well! I smile at the mental image I get of you on the hunt.

    1. Your comment made me giggle-- aren't they icky though?!


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