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2014-07-05 10:21:48 PM
Well, as an exterminator, people ask me all the time if this bug or that bug is dangerous. I tell them that after they step on it and kill it, no it's not. Then they tell me to do anything I can to kill the bugs. They don't care, just kill them all. This is followed by them constantly asking me if the stuff I'm putting out is going to hurt them. After all, they want only "natural, safe, organic products." All this is wrapped up with: "You're going to use the good stuff right? I don't want to have to call you back out here 'cause you didn't kill all my bugs."

God I miss the days of Chlordayne.
 
2014-07-05 10:51:00 PM
The agreement in my house is that spiders can stay in certain corners because they do take care of a lot of random bugs.  If, however, they venture onto the floor or wall they may be terminated.
 
2014-07-05 10:52:38 PM
Have killed *tons* of widows and wolf spiders this year...

/georgian
 
2014-07-05 11:05:03 PM

Boo_Guy: I'm not killing the bugs in my home because the sting or not,  I'm killing them because they ick me out and I don't want them breeding and multiplying in my home.

That's also why most spiders get a pass because they eat those other things.


Yeah I leave spiders be too. I've had problems with silverfish, ants and the worst are fleas ugh stupid roomates cat. The worst was they made a nest or moved into my work shoes. All day at work my foot was itchy when I got home little flea corpses all over my sock. For a while we kept a can off off by the front door and used it when we got home to keep them off us. Even kept a cup of water by the bed, I got good at getting them and drowning them in the water.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-07-05 11:43:24 PM

RageWars: Well, as an exterminator, people ask me all the time if this bug or that bug is dangerous. I tell them that after they step on it and kill it, no it's not. Then they tell me to do anything I can to kill the bugs. They don't care, just kill them all. This is followed by them constantly asking me if the stuff I'm putting out is going to hurt them. After all, they want only "natural, safe, organic products." All this is wrapped up with: "You're going to use the good stuff right? I don't want to have to call you back out here 'cause you didn't kill all my bugs."

God I miss the days of Chlordayne.


Hoo boy do I remember that. The brown-jug-O-death. Dad had a bunch of the 3 spinning/heated nozzle stainless steel foggers.
He would fog the backyard before parties and everything in the trees would hit the ground in about 10 minutes.
Deader-n-hellfire.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-07-05 11:46:22 PM

gja: RageWars: Well, as an exterminator, people ask me all the time if this bug or that bug is dangerous. I tell them that after they step on it and kill it, no it's not. Then they tell me to do anything I can to kill the bugs. They don't care, just kill them all. This is followed by them constantly asking me if the stuff I'm putting out is going to hurt them. After all, they want only "natural, safe, organic products." All this is wrapped up with: "You're going to use the good stuff right? I don't want to have to call you back out here 'cause you didn't kill all my bugs."

God I miss the days of Chlordayne.

Hoo boy do I remember that. The brown-jug-O-death. Dad had a bunch of the 3 spinning/heated nozzle stainless steel foggers.
He would fog the backyard before parties and everything in the trees would hit the ground in about 10 minutes.
Deader-n-hellfire.


pic:web.archive.org
 
2014-07-06 12:10:52 AM

groppet: Boo_Guy: I'm not killing the bugs in my home because the sting or not,  I'm killing them because they ick me out and I don't want them breeding and multiplying in my home.

That's also why most spiders get a pass because they eat those other things.

Yeah I leave spiders be too. I've had problems with silverfish, ants and the worst are fleas ugh stupid roomates cat. The worst was they made a nest or moved into my work shoes. All day at work my foot was itchy when I got home little flea corpses all over my sock. For a while we kept a can off off by the front door and used it when we got home to keep them off us. Even kept a cup of water by the bed, I got good at getting them and drowning them in the water.


Good lord! You know there are products available to kill fleas on both the cat and in your house, right???
 
2014-07-06 12:18:26 AM

JenFromTheWood: Good lord! You know there are products available to kill fleas on both the cat and in your house, right???


I had fleas in my carpet in Georgia. They were biting me to death. Had to bug-bomb the whole place. It worked though. And I had to put a flea collar on the cat. of course.
 
2014-07-06 12:29:23 AM

RageWars: Well, as an exterminator, people ask me all the time if this bug or that bug is dangerous. I tell them that after they step on it and kill it, no it's not. Then they tell me to do anything I can to kill the bugs. They don't care, just kill them all. This is followed by them constantly asking me if the stuff I'm putting out is going to hurt them. After all, they want only "natural, safe, organic products." All this is wrapped up with: "You're going to use the good stuff right? I don't want to have to call you back out here 'cause you didn't kill all my bugs."

God I miss the days of Chlordayne.


"I only want 100% organic, chemical-free, non-toxic pesticides in my home! You think I want to kill something?!"
 
2014-07-06 12:36:06 AM
Out here in the desert, we don't have many bugs, but we do ants. wife bought me some trigger insectide that kills anything really quickly. Last night, the wife came back in to town, and I told her I felt sorry for a cricket that made it all the way up the stairs to the bathroom. aAfter she went to bed, she yelled at me to kill it. I sprayed a bit of killer along the baseboards, killed that farker cold.
 
2014-07-06 12:37:25 AM

Super Chronic: I have an annual wasp problem under my eaves; it pops up every year around the start of July. Today, like clockwork, they appeared. I'm giving it another hour or so until sundown and then I'm gonna have to go take care of those farkers.


Done. And by the way, as the article says I have no idea if they're wasps, hornets or yellowjackets; they're in Steelers colors so they ain't got no reason to live.
 
2014-07-06 12:40:51 AM

Banned on the Run: Mrs. Banned has yet to see a spider in the house that is not either a black widow or a brown recluse


Maybe this handy guide will help her:

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2014-07-06 12:46:38 AM
I think yellowjackets are the only thing I'll outright kill without hesitation or mercy.  Ants I'll smite if I find them indoors.  Hornets or wasps if they're nesting too close to the house.  Other than obvious others like mosquitoes or ticks, that's really about it.  Other random bugs I'll escort outside, especially spiders.
 
2014-07-06 12:53:26 AM

kendelrio: Gyrfalcon: Yes, and spiders. And mosquitoes. And fleas, potato bugs, earwigs, silverfish, bedbugs and those wretched little things that you can never quite see but that leave big welts all over your ankles.

In Louisiana we call those "chiggers".

/rubbing alcohol will help


Clear nail polish coat over the bite will suffocate them. Never heard of the sulphur but that would be worth a try, despite being red flagged for purchasing an ingredient to explosives.
 
2014-07-06 01:08:16 AM

Abaddon The Despoiler: kendelrio: Gyrfalcon: Yes, and spiders. And mosquitoes. And fleas, potato bugs, earwigs, silverfish, bedbugs and those wretched little things that you can never quite see but that leave big welts all over your ankles.

In Louisiana we call those "chiggers".

/rubbing alcohol will help

Clear nail polish coat over the bite will suffocate them. Never heard of the sulphur but that would be worth a try, despite being red flagged for purchasing an ingredient to explosives.


Sulphur is only 1/16th part of gunpowder. You won't raise any eyebrows buying sulphur in the small bottles that they sell at any drug store.

It's Potassium Nitrate (which makes up 7/8ths of gunpowder and is a major component of a lot of explosives) that'll make the Feds lose their minds and kick down your door for a friendly little get-to-know-you bonding session. Try buying fertilizer in large quantities and they'll want 6 forms of ID, DNA samples from everyone in your family, and the phone numbers of everyone you've ever met dating back 20 years.
 
2014-07-06 01:34:42 AM

cryinoutloud: I don't kill nothing unless I have to. Well, flies. I kill flies. I catch the bugs and let them out of the house. Go ahead and laugh, killers.


I kill flies, mosquitoes, and hobo spiders on site. Other spiders (including black widows), daddy long legs, beetles, moths, mayflies, bees, wasps, hornets, pretty much everything else I just help out the window or leave alone. I always take any spider out of the tub before I shower, I feel bad drowning them. I also feel bad when I step on ants.

/oh and ticks, I kill ticks.
 
2014-07-06 03:25:35 AM

gja: gja: RageWars: Well, as an exterminator, people ask me all the time if this bug or that bug is dangerous. I tell them that after they step on it and kill it, no it's not. Then they tell me to do anything I can to kill the bugs. They don't care, just kill them all. This is followed by them constantly asking me if the stuff I'm putting out is going to hurt them. After all, they want only "natural, safe, organic products." All this is wrapped up with: "You're going to use the good stuff right? I don't want to have to call you back out here 'cause you didn't kill all my bugs."

God I miss the days of Chlordayne.

Hoo boy do I remember that. The brown-jug-O-death. Dad had a bunch of the 3 spinning/heated nozzle stainless steel foggers.
He would fog the backyard before parties and everything in the trees would hit the ground in about 10 minutes.
Deader-n-hellfire.

pic:[web.archive.org image 144x179]


I could use one of those right now. My deck is getting swarmed with gnat-like bugs (I suspect they may be juvenile crane flies because we often have a problem with those). I'd turn out the porch light but then I'd risking breaking my neck going out to smoke. That and they come back to the light so fast it's hardly worth it.
 
2014-07-06 07:57:43 AM

cryinoutloud: I don't kill nothing unless I have to. Well, flies. I kill flies. I catch the bugs and let them out of the house. Go ahead and laugh, killers.


I do this too. Drives my wife crazy.  I don't kill flies either though. They keep my dogs busy for hours chasing them around the house. Eventually they catch and eat them. So hey, free dog toys.
 
2014-07-06 07:58:03 AM
Lady bugs and honey bees gets a pass. Everything else gets exterminated.

I laugh at northerners who come down here and sit in the grass. I tell them about chiggers and suggest a bleach bath ASAP.

Pantyhose works great at keeping seed ticks off of you while hiking.

Awesome cleaner will kill spiders

The bug zapper is quality entertainment until you get a nice healthy bug that smokes as it burns.

/southern people problem
//tarantulas are fun to watch in the yard
 
2014-07-06 08:21:00 AM

Gyrfalcon: RageWars: Well, as an exterminator, people ask me all the time if this bug or that bug is dangerous. I tell them that after they step on it and kill it, no it's not. Then they tell me to do anything I can to kill the bugs. They don't care, just kill them all. This is followed by them constantly asking me if the stuff I'm putting out is going to hurt them. After all, they want only "natural, safe, organic products." All this is wrapped up with: "You're going to use the good stuff right? I don't want to have to call you back out here 'cause you didn't kill all my bugs."

God I miss the days of Chlordayne.

"I only want 100% organic, chemical-free, non-toxic pesticides in my home! You think I want to kill something?!"


Dear god, you're one of my customers aren't you? How did you find me?!?!
 
2014-07-06 09:55:33 AM

menschenfresser: It's horrifying to me that in some parts of the country even innocent little ants sting people - like little wingless wasps or something.


You need to be need some ants here in the southeast, I would rather have a hornet sting than some of the ants. What's worse is you have no idea till that pinch and following pain, after that one I had 10 years ago I poured gas on every ant mound I saw because fark those guys.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-07-06 10:32:14 AM

fusillade762: gja: gja: RageWars: Well, as an exterminator, people ask me all the time if this bug or that bug is dangerous. I tell them that after they step on it and kill it, no it's not. Then they tell me to do anything I can to kill the bugs. They don't care, just kill them all. This is followed by them constantly asking me if the stuff I'm putting out is going to hurt them. After all, they want only "natural, safe, organic products." All this is wrapped up with: "You're going to use the good stuff right? I don't want to have to call you back out here 'cause you didn't kill all my bugs."

God I miss the days of Chlordayne.

Hoo boy do I remember that. The brown-jug-O-death. Dad had a bunch of the 3 spinning/heated nozzle stainless steel foggers.
He would fog the backyard before parties and everything in the trees would hit the ground in about 10 minutes.
Deader-n-hellfire.

pic:[web.archive.org image 144x179]

I could use one of those right now. My deck is getting swarmed with gnat-like bugs (I suspect they may be juvenile crane flies because we often have a problem with those). I'd turn out the porch light but then I'd risking breaking my neck going out to smoke. That and they come back to the light so fast it's hardly worth it.


Yeah, except later on in years we found out that crap went right to the water table and stayed there for ever. Fuuuuuuuuuu......
But hey, bugless summer parties here on Long Island baby. What a great time to be young.
Also remember riding our bicycles behind the DDT truck. WTF were we thinking?!?! LOL.
Probably in part accounts for the insanely high cancer rate on this region.
 
2014-07-07 12:08:20 AM
Back in the middle of the '80s I found out that Fire Ants also live in trees.  While I was in the tree.  And too high to jump without getting hurt.  I STILL have scars from those tiny lava carriers...

I have a standing rule in my house, ANY bug that enters my area dies.  Any bug that survives the Boric Acid/Diatomaceous Earth combo I gets an applause and killed.  Stink Bugs and ANY stinging/biting insects deserve no mercy and will never be offered terms of surrender.

Brake/Carb Cleaner will dissolve the wings of wasps/hornets, rendering them very angry psychotic hellbent upon your death antlike eqivalents who will crawl after you to exact their revenge upon your inattentive corpse.  Too bad for them the Brake/Carb cleaner is also flammable.
 
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