Sunday, April 30, 2006

Unwelcome Visitor

Unwelcome is a complete understatement. I walked into the kitchen early this morning and found this...






a bark scorpion. This is not the first time we've gotten one of these, and unfortunately it won't be the last. These things scare me to death, especially knowing that young children could die from it's sting. I'm so glad I came across it before either of my babies. Fortunately, Paul came to my rescue. He rolled clear packing tape over the scorpion (this is the only way to make sure any babies on their backs don't scatter) and then squished it. Yes, we have an exterminator and he is well aware of our problem. But living in an area with water features in the desert makes it impossible to completely remove the buggers. Short of moving (which I refuse to do until they take me out in a pine box), the only things we can do are remove their food supply (hence the exterminator) and try to seal the house up better. Good luck considering they can squeeze through a crack the width of a credit card.

1 comment:

Mary P. said...

EEEEEeeew! And, given that they could kill one of your kids, HELP! How big are they? Babies on her back? Ew,ew,ew,ew,ew!

This is the very last time I complain about the squirrels who sometimes thunder across my bedroom ceiling late at night...