August 3, 2009
Yours truly was at the Tori show Saturday night. It made me really, really happy. She was in top form, and the setlist was lovely, and I had really great company, and it was definitely one of my best concert experiences thus far.
What was NOT one of my best experiences thus far, was returning to my abode all set to make a tasty late dinner of risotto and sweet Italian sausage, only to find that I was not alone. I went to clear off my kitchen counter, and there it was. Lurking under an envelope, at least until the envelope was removed, and then hastily smooshed in a paper towel. Which was then sprayed with bleach. And smooshed some more. And thrown out, and then sealed up in the trash bag, and then carried down to the trash room despite the bag only being half full.
This is the only such creature I’ve seen thus far, and it was clearly an adult. And given that I’ve only lived there for two months, really, and that the place was vacant for at least 6 months before that, I’m inclined to conclude that they’re not calling from inside the house. Rather, they’re migrating from elsewhere.
Ergo, in addition to purchasing various toxic substances, I’m going to find out from where. As much as I like to be a tolerant, easygoing neighbor, I have issues with other people’s bugs.
Any pest control tips would be much appreciated – I’ve not ever encountered this particular issue before.