“Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.” – Anon.
I haven’t seen any bugs at all in the house that I recently moved into, but I’ve had problems with all kinds of them in the past. I moved from the inner city where roaches were a problem, to the country where they had all matter of insects.
In the city the roaches were so bad that they would pick you up at night and carry you into the next room. Not really, but sometimes it seemed like it. I remember one house we lived at had a hole in the wall behind a picture that was hanging there.
One time we removed the picture and the hole was filled with literally thousands of cockroaches. It took a lot of frantic spraying before we killed all of them.
Out in the country the problem was with wasps and spiders. I finally decided to practice a little natural pest control and let the spiders live because they ate all of the other bugs. One of them would come and visit me every night as I watched TV. I nicknamed him Boris.
One time I counted 27 wasp’s nests around the eaves of my house. I decided to get rid of them after one stung me right in the middle of the back. I had to slam up against a wall to get him off of me. I decided to call a pest control agency. The one I called is very large and nationally known.
I actually knew the man that they sent out to take care of the wasp problem. After we talked for little bit he started spraying the nests. All of a sudden I heard him scream. “Walt! There’s thousands of them!” He was spraying as fast as he could and they were stinging him pretty bad. Then he jumped in his truck and drove off. All he accomplished was making the wasps angry. I finally got rid of them by just spraying one nest at a time with wasp killer.
Insects far outnumber us and they are actually the dominant species on the planet. We just think we are. And we will never be able to get rid of them. They actually do play a very important role in the ecosystem.
One insect problem that a lot of cities are experiencing now are bedbugs. According to CNN: “Summer may be over, but bedbugs don’t seem to have ended their vacation in New York. Their latest hideout is the 95,000-square-foot Niketown store in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Nike told CNN the company closed the store because of the presence of bedbugs.
It will take 7-10 days of treatment to eradicate the problem. The infestation has shut down major department stores and offices in New York City and other parts of the country.
Bedbugs are nasty little creatures that suck your blood while you are asleep. And I don’t think that these nasty parasites play any major role in the environment since they all live in people’s beds.