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Return of the Roaches

With the mercury rising, all kinds of critters are coming out of the woodwork. This evening, Rae and I had caught a big, juicy spider in our house and decided to release it out into the front yard. I didn’t think many things would be awake at 2:00 am in the morning, but boy was I wrong! Rae noticed this giant black thing next to my foot on the ground, and said, “Is that what I think it is?” I was concentrating on the spider, so I didn’t notice it at first. Turns out, it was two cockroaches stuck together, possibly in a mating position.

Had the cockroach crawled onto my foot, I would have awoken the entire neighborhood with my primal scream. Fortunately, that was not the case, and I quickly trapped the roaches in the plastic container I was using to transport the spider.

Rae and I then noticed at least four other roaches in the nearby vicinity. Rae retrieve the boric acid container from the garage, which I started pouring liberally on the disgusting insects. Though I haven’t seen any live ones in the garage recently, I did recall seeing some dead ones in the roach motels (we really should replace these, as they are over a year old now). I hope that that the lizard who lives in our garage continues to be vigilant in protecting us from invading hordes.

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