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Windows 7: My wife freaked out!!

26 Sep 2011   #1
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
My wife freaked out!!

This is what my wife at 11:00pm last night had crawling across here foot. It's called the Dark Jerusalem Cricket lol I had to grab some TP and flush it down the toilet. Gives ya the hebee jebees doesn't it.


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26 Sep 2011   #2
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
This is what my wife at 11:00pm last night had crawling across here foot. It's called the Dark Jerusalem Cricket lol I had to grab some TP and flush it down the toilet. Gives ya the hebee jebees doesn't it.
I hate those things, we called them potato bugs.
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26 Sep 2011   #3
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm sure that's a delicacy in certain parts of the World ! Women they just have no humor when it comes to spiders and bugs.
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26 Sep 2011   #4
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

A mighty fine specimen you have had there seth.

They are useful predators, feeding on other insects and spiders. Although fierce looking, Jerusalem Crickets are harmless, but their powerful mandibles could inflict a minor, non-venomous wound if handled carelessly.

Genus Stenopelmatus - Jerusalem Cricket - BugGuide.Net
Jerusalem cricket - encyclopedia article about Jerusalem cricket.

I would keep a wary eye out for any more as crickets in the house is not good.
Check for any obvious openings around the perimeter of your house, and caulk them.

As for prevention, any boric acid based product should do okay like ones for Cockroaches, Palmetto Bugs, Waterbugs, Ants, Silverfish, but use hand, eye, and breathing protection the dust can irritate mucus membranes.
Apply with a hand bulb duster.

Please offer my sympathies to your Dear Wife, mine would of had the same reaction!
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26 Sep 2011   #5
KimJong

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
This is what my wife at 11:00pm last night had crawling across here foot. It's called the Dark Jerusalem Cricket lol I had to grab some TP and flush it down the toilet. Gives ya the hebee jebees doesn't it.
You flush it!!!!

It make nice snack
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26 Sep 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

looks like a cross between a wasp and a scorpion, i think i would have freaked too.


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26 Sep 2011   #7
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KimJong View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
This is what my wife at 11:00pm last night had crawling across here foot. It's called the Dark Jerusalem Cricket lol I had to grab some TP and flush it down the toilet. Gives ya the hebee jebees doesn't it.
You flush it!!!!


It make nice snack
I should have peed on him before I flushed him lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
A mighty fine specimen you have had there seth.

They are useful predators, feeding on other insects and spiders. Although fierce looking, Jerusalem Crickets are harmless, but their powerful mandibles could inflict a minor, non-venomous wound if handled carelessly.

Genus Stenopelmatus - Jerusalem Cricket - BugGuide.Net

I would keep a wary eye out for any more as crickets in the house is not good.
Check for any obvious openings around the perimeter of your house, and caulk them.

As for prevention, any boric acid based product should do okay like ones for Cockroaches, Palmetto Bugs, Waterbugs, Ants, Silverfish, but use hand, eye, and breathing protection the dust can irritate mucus membranes.
Apply with a hand bulb duster.

Please offer my sympathies to your Dear Wife, mine would of had the same reaction!
That's good advice and thank you Anak I will let my wife know.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I'm sure that's a delicacy in certain parts of the World ! Women they just have no humor when it comes to spiders and bugs.
I just laugh at her and she told me I should be more compassionate to her bug feelings.

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looks like a cross between a wasp and a scorpion, i think i would have freaked too.


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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seth500 View Post
This is what my wife at 11:00pm last night had crawling across here foot. It's called the Dark Jerusalem Cricket lol I had to grab some TP and flush it down the toilet. Gives ya the hebee jebees doesn't it.
I hate those things, we called them potato bugs.
I didn't know what they were until I looked it up on google most dammed thing I ever seen.
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26 Sep 2011   #8
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Yeah, my wife found one of those in the kitchen once, she freaked also....I wanted to keep it as a pet.....she called it a potato bug too
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27 Sep 2011   #9
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yup, potato bug

A Guy
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27 Sep 2011   #10
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

I'd pee myself if I see one of these, I swear!
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