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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2006, 08:15:31 PM »
Okay, so I've just released the third firefly in my apartment into the wild nights of Astoria.  It was so funny, I'm trying to watch a movie and there it flies, lighting up like a mad woman/man (?).  I can't bear to kill the cute little buggers.  So I just catch em and let them fly off my hand back outside.  I wonder if this will happen all summer? 

I'm going to hate the mosquitoes though, they will die  :evil:  I haven't seen one yet, but I'm just dreading it.

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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2006, 08:34:31 PM »
firefly

You misspelled lightning bug.  :-P  Lightning bugs are the only bugs I like.  When you release them from your apartment, please send them in my direction (30th ave/38th st).  Thanks!
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« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2006, 09:44:31 PM »
I didn't realize we had so many lightning bugs in Astoria until the night of the 114th Precinct Council meeting, when we saw a lot of them.  I wish we had more of them down by Broadway, but I suspect they want more grass and trees.

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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2006, 02:07:27 PM »
I also found two lightning buys in my house when I was about to go to sleep. Caught them both and set them free in the backyard. There must have been at least 10 of them already out there.

Cute little bugs, aren't they?

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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2006, 03:32:00 AM »
No wonder the house centipedes are not falling for my silverfish traps! I thought they were silverfish! Yich! They lay eggs in summer and prefer dark damp indoor hiding places http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2067.html Aside from drying your home out, it looks like boric acid will do the trick to help eliminate them. I do not want to see one more of those things!

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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2006, 04:59:36 PM »
boric acid will do the trick to help eliminate them.

boric acid is a bug neutralizing wonder. as a kid my dad would line the whole apartment with it, at the floorboards. would stipulate that it if it killed bugs it would kill us and to stay away. but roaches would be mia. it was when we didn't do it that my brother would invent lego trapping devices.
it wasn't until recently i have lived with other bugs. i think they were silverfish (are those the ones that look like waaaaaaaaaay smaller centipedes?) but i've only ever seen a few in my apt.
i've been seeing gnats around ever since i came back from vacation. time to break out the raid and the boric acid. which can be found at a 99 cent store.

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« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2006, 07:04:27 PM »
OMG I HATE HATE HATE  BUGS!! they completey gross me out yuuuuck! ive seen like 2 roaches since i moved in here a month ago and i think thats it. i did see a few centipedes and the such when i was living in jersey though.

i have a gross silverfish story. a few years ago i pulleed a cup out of my cupboard and made a drink, when i went to take a sip i felt something squishy between my lips so i spit it back out and when i look in the cup i see that it's a silverfish OMG DID I FREAK OUT!! that was the grossest experience of my life uggg  :-(

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« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2006, 07:31:32 PM »
i have a gross silverfish story. a few years ago i pulleed a cup out of my cupboard and made a drink, when i went to take a sip i felt something squishy between my lips so i spit it back out and when i look in the cup i see that it's a silverfish OMG DID I FREAK OUT!! that was the grossest experience of my life uggg  :-(

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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2006, 08:00:10 PM »
Persephone, you wouldn't last 5 minutes on Fear Factor.  :-D

But truth be told, that would gross me out too.

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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2006, 08:08:35 PM »
Ugh, bugs.  I live in an apartment building that has bug issues.  Ewwwwwww.  I would almost rather go back to Tennessee and have the spiders-as-big-as-my-hand again.  A couple of weeks ago I had just gotten out of the shower and hadn't put in my contacts yet (I'm very blind without them).  I saw a shadow moving under the door that was too big to be anything I could identify as a normal apt. bug.  I squinted really hard to see what it was, and then I saw this big shape scuttling really really fast towards my bare toes!  When it got really close  I saw it was this great huge hairy centipede!  Ahhhhh! It was huuuuge.  I didn't know centipedes got that big!  Or moved that fast.  Eeek.  


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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2006, 09:37:36 PM »
Ugh, I am thoroughly grossed out now.  Thanks, Persephone. 

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« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2006, 11:10:46 PM »
I think I can top that.  While traveling in India last year, I opened a fruit drink and left the opened container in the hotel room while I went out.  After I came back to the hotel, I picked up the fruit box and took a sip.  I felt something weird, not fruit-like against my lips.  I spit it out and saw a drowned cockroach.  I screamed so loudly and for so long that I couldn't believe none of the hotel staff sent anyone to check on me.

Moral of the story: always, always cover up opened drinks if left unattended.

Blechhh.

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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2006, 12:19:36 AM »
After I came back to the hotel, I picked up the fruit box and took a sip.  I felt something weird, not fruit-like against my lips.  I spit it out and saw a drowned cockroach.  I screamed so loudly and for so long that I couldn't believe none of the hotel staff sent anyone to check on me.

i have a gross silverfish story. a few years ago i pulleed a cup out of my cupboard and made a drink, when i went to take a sip i felt something squishy between my lips so i spit it back out and when i look in the cup i see that it's a silverfish OMG DID I FREAK OUT!! that was the grossest experience of my life uggg  :-(

Yeah, you would have to then call the nice men in white coats to take me away. That would be it for me. 

On a related note, my sis and I had our first roach today.  It was her misfortune to discover said roach, and thus her unhappy task to remove it.  We've actually been really lucky, entomologically speaking.  Just a massive centipede, and the aforementioned roach.  Maybe a wee spider here and there . . . the odd fly . . .   And considering the stench-from-hell emanating from the apartment next door, it's really quite miraculous that we are not overrun with critters. 

I love the boric acid idea, though.  A preemptive strike, if you will.

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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2006, 12:44:48 PM »
well, not to freak anyone out, but I had to move out of my old apt building a couple of years ago because of ..... BED BUGS.

They are EVIL critters. You can't get rid of them. I had two roommates and of course I was the only one getting eaten alive. The scary part? I couldnt find ANY in my bed and I looked in every possible crevice. They live in the walls - they actually like wood. They're called bed bugs though because they're commonly found in bed frames and mattresses as that's where they have their nightly feast.

Next to getting gay bashed, it was probably the worst experience I've had in Astoria. The landlord came in every couple of weeks to fumigate but it didnt do anything. Apparently, they had been in the building for years but no one told me when I moved in.

Bed bugs are becoming a very very very big issue in Astoria so everyone should beware of hand-me-down furniture and stuff. Even the cleanest of apartments and hotels have had bed bug issues.

Anyhow, never move to 34-04 34th ave. Its bad news.
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Re: bugs in my apartment
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2006, 02:26:21 PM »
well, not to freak anyone out, but I had to move out of my old apt building a couple of years ago because of ..... BED BUGS.


Anyhow, never move to 34-04 34th ave. Its bad news.


ditto that to 38 and Ditmars as well...

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Re: bugs in my apartment
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