posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 02:26 PM
.. went to the library back then (91 or 92) and looked it up in a pest book and found out as well that it was from the centipede family. I'm living
up in East Ontario then (as now) oddly never saw them in the North (thank god).
We once trapped one of them in a glass once too.. my roommates and I. We were as horrified as you were by the thing (imagine a bunch of 'thug life'
boys - known for taking on wave after wave of police riot squads at 3am in Hull when the bars closed on the strip - screaming like little girls). So
we nuked it in the microwave... and then left the corpse out in the open as a warning to its friends to stay in the basement with the 1000 or so
spiders we had as our first line of defence against such incursions (we had a deal worked out the spider gang at the time).
Your problem could be a lot worse (not much given the fact that ONE of those cetipede things is a horror on to itself - but you could have A LOT of
them running around). But I do feel for you dude.. best of luck with your new guests.
Don't forget, this time of year everything is trying to find a warm place to make babies and eat .. something .. (do you have any small childern
around) .. oh and.. I was wondering something.. I've been reading reports about animal and bug die offs this summer. It IS kinda strange to have a
roach infestation this far north especially this far out of control (a whole 20 story building.. I've PERSONALLY never even seen that happen in this
country) ... I wonder if something up here died off to allow the roach population to run around unchecked? Perhaps a bird or a squirrel or something
like that... or another bug that eats roaches perhaps? You are seeing this insect in your neck of the woods perhaps for the first time this year?
HAS ANYONE ELSE got any strange stories of insect life raging out of control or perhaps the opposite.. a curious lack of honey bees or wasps nests in
your backyard THIS SUMMER? Recently I mean.. any indications that the ecosystem has ... suffered some sort of damage over the summer? I just found out
that the buildings I USE to live in.. just moved out of are now suffering a SERIOUS cockroach infestation. And that is very unusual for this part of
Its about something I'm looking in to.. basically I think it has suffered serious damage (the ecosystem - specially here in the west) and I'm
looking for more evidence of how its effecting us individually.
PS: My old home town has a cycle of every 7 years becoming totally infested (and I mean the ENTIRE CITY and surrounding cities) with TENT CATIPILLERS
... ever see this happen before? They make the roads like ice with their guts when they try to enmass move across the street to another tree. If you
stand still for a few minutes, usually you'll have one crawling up your shoe before too long. Even trees used as decoration in the downtown core are
not safe from them.
Imagine everything.. ever tree and every surface near to a tree completely covered in that type of mess.. the tree trunks appear to move from a
distence because you can see this large black mass squirming on it as though its a large alive thing.. my god I do not miss that horror show anymore.
Closest thing to a 'plague of locasts' (and I can't imagine what that must look like) I've ever seen.