OK, it's official. It's a palmetto bug/cockroach also known as "American cockroach" UGH! and we need some spray called "BUGS BE GONE"! Sparky likes the name "palmetto bug" MUCH better!...When we pulled into Rayford Crossing, Sparky was perturbed to see TWO palmetto bugs crawling around on the cement pad just as we parked. Phone call to the office IMMEDIATELY.
"Hi, uh, we just checked in, and noticed these large bugs crawling around on the cement. Do you have palmetto bugs here?"
"Uh, let me check...." Clock ticking....."Uh, we're not sure what those are, nobody seems to know here in the office.."
"Do you spray for bugs?"
"Uh, n-o-o, but if you have an ant problem--(UH-OH!) we do come out and spray for those....But if you are here on a monthly rate, it is the renter's responsibility to take care of bugs." Hm-m-mmmm....Okay...Does this mean there is a bug problem here??????? Sparky is thinking.....
"It's not an ant problem...just wondering about the bugs, we've had a couple on board the last couple of weeks and saw them crawling around here and were wondering if there were a lot of them here. You don't know for sure?..Well, OK, thanks...." And that was the end of that...
After showering last night and farting around on the computer for awhile, Sparky headed into the bathroom only to see a big, STINKIN' palmetto bug crawling around in the shower...She shrieked...The palmetto bug knew he was in trouble. Sparky went for the camera, the bug went for the shower wall. Sparky couldn't get the camera focused, the bug couldn't find an exit. Sparky went for the fly swatter, the bug went for the wall. SWAT! Sparky missed. Sparky shrieked. The palmetto bug boogied up the shower wall. SWAT! Missed again! Sparky shrieked again. SWAT! Missed a third time! Eek! EEK! EEK! (That's Sparky shrieking after every swat, explains E.) What's he doing? Laughing in the bedroom at Spark's shrieking.
The bug knew he was doomed. Sparky was NOT going to miss a fourth time. SWAT! SPLAT! GOT 'EM! Whew! Sparky does NOT care to have BIG, TWO INCH bugs crawling around the house.....(Just for the record, I don't either, says E., and I don't shriek.) :-)
Sparky thinks we REALLY need to clean out the bays and see if anybody ELSE is living in our coach. But it's too hot to do a thorough cleaning of the bays and it's gonna be HOT HOT HOT the rest of the month. (Gee, guess we will just have to wait to clean out the bays, sweetie..) Which means ELDO has got the next flyswatter round of duty. Sparky is gonna shriek an alarm the next time so Eldo can get one! Share and share alike, Sparky always says and she also asks, how come she is always the one finding and killing these bugs?....Too bad the heat doesn't fry these critters. Sparky hates to use chemicals....Dryer sheets, anyone?