Camel cricket & camel toe: both ugly but completely harmless.

As summer quickly approaches, out come the creepy crawlers that lurk in the darkness of the Amityville house. Granted, we expected this to happen.

Our washer & dryer are both down in the basement (which is unfinished) so I have to make regular trips down there to do laundry. I always make J-Bird go with me because its dark (duh) & it smells funny. And, it’s potentially haunted.

3 nights ago, however, we figured out exactly what was haunting our basement. The camel cricket. An evil, spider looking creeper that lurks in the dark waiting to pounce on your pants leg at any given moment. Terrifying. I’d have rather it been a ghost.

Thing is, there’s not just one or two (um…we never get that lucky, guys) there’s like a hundred down there. It’s yet another infestation. Go figure. They’re huge. Well some of them. I also noticed these tiny little black dots & when I got really close in to the floor I realized they were baby camel crickets. I ran straight up the freaking stairs & out the front door screaming. No wonder none of my neighbors ever ask us for sugar.

Anyway, I have no clue what we’re doing about the camel crickets. Suggestions appreciated. Also, photo is courtesy of J-Bird. You guys know I sure as hell didn’t get that close to those nasty suckers.

BrennaG.

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One thought on “Camel cricket & camel toe: both ugly but completely harmless.

  1. I was wondering how you got that close for a picture…

    I came into my apartment last night to find a HUGE bug crawling on my bathroom door. We are talking 2 quarters GIGANTIC. Thank goodness my boyfriend was with me, because I started screaming and jumping around everywhere! And then when he tried to kill it, the thing fly straight into him… AHHHHHH this is why I will NOT go close to bugs. I was screaming for him when that happened.

    …Oh yeah, he finally killed it. Sheesh. I’m all tore up thinking about that damn bug.

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