Monday, June 22, 2009


Warning: Parental guidance recommended. Not for anyone under the age of 13. Also not for those prone to nightmares or those who get the hebegebies (how do you spell that??) Also and especially not for Mom and Dad Krul, or Esther to read. (We really don't want you to cancel your tickets!!).

Okay, I bet you're curious now, well don't say I didn't warn you!

Me: (thinking to myself) A guest for dinner, that should be fun.
" Jaaaay, what should I make?"

Jason: "How about Lasagna, you haven't made that in a while."

Me: (thinking to myself) that's a good idea! I have all the ingredients for it.
Or do I? Let me see, onions, garlic, spaghetti sauce, cheese. Check, check, check, check. How about Lasagna noodles?
Oh good, I still have those too.
"What is that?? Why are there all holes in the noodles? What are these black dots? NOOOOOOOOO!!! EWWWWW! COCK ROACH!!! Eww, there' s a dead one still in the box. Probably died of indigestion. All that starch! gross!"

Okay, no Lasagna tonight. Guess I'm going to have to make spaghetti now.
Okay, no need to over react. It really is my own silly fault. Why didn't I put that cardboard box of noodles in a Tupperware container anyway? We are living in a third world county here! A cock roach once in awhile? No big deal right?

Okay, once in awhile, Fine! But this is getting outrages! Not only have they completely taken over my kitchen, they have also taken to traipsing around the living room. Take a look here.

It's gotten so bad that I refuse to open the pantry after dinner. During the day you don't see them that often, but as soon as the sun sets, you'd better watch out! They are here, they are there, they are everywhere! Especially in the pantry. Sometimes I forget, and without thinking open up the pantry cupboard. When I hear the rustle, rustle, rustle of a hundred little cockroach legs, I can't shut it fast enough. If they would just sit there and do nothing, I might be fine with it. But they make a mess, a BIG mess! They chew through cardboard, strew the contents of soup and cereal packages everywhere and then they poop all over the place!

I can't use my dishes, utensils, pots or pans without having to wash them first, because of, if I can put this delicately enough, "cockroach droppings."

Okay, having to rewash the dishes, pots, pans, utensils etc, maybe not be the worst thing in the world, but the nightmares! Let me tell you! For the last two weeks, I've dreamed about cockroaches every single night! Good thing Jason is a deep sleeper, because I'm sure I try to beat them away with my broom and skeeter beeter while I sleep! When I wake up in the morning, my jaw is just stiff from being clenched at night. That's it, the no killing cute little bug theory has now completely gone out the window!

"Jay, we are going shopping!!"

Later at the store:
Okay, lets' see what do they have here. "Combat, quick Kill Formula, bait traps", let's get some of those, "Glue traps for Roaches", we'll take that too, "Zetox crawling insect killer", take that, "Super Suretox", you can't get to much.

Back at home:
Did, I say that you don't see them during the day?? Well, times are changing! I open the kitchen door only to have one fall from the ceiling and narrowly miss my head!!! "AAAAHHH!!".
I'm not taking this anymore. Let's put the traps out, the bait stations, the glue traps, and let's empty the pantry and spray down all the shelves.

I even hired an exterminator.. The great part is that he's free.. I just give him the skeeter beeter, and he hits all those nasty, gross bugs!

Hopefully in the next few days we can exterminate them completely.
We'll keep you posted!


  1. Sorry Jay and Will I Esther have canceled my ticket. I first picture got me already.


  2. Oh my oh my. Those are nasty creatures, I must say. Hopefully they will be gone by the time we get there or else I will take care of them. I know that in Austraila they have to get someone in to spray the whole outside of the house down once a year, so maybe that's what you'll have to do or get Dad to do it. So Jayden is a big help for you Will, getting him to kill them.
    Love Mom and hopefully no more nightmares.

  3. Hey will!!! i cant believe that u actually killed those 'cute' little animals... like when u were still at home,,, i couldnt even kill a fly and u would tell me how mean i was.. i guess things have changed with u....

  4. Uuuggghhhh.... disgusting! They look like they crunch when you kill them.... yes? We'll have to show you a pic sometime of the creatures coming out of the walls of this old house. They are centipedes and some of them are 2 to 3 inches long.... imagine that and then with a hundred legs. You know how fast some people are with two, well think what you could do with a hundred! These things are fast.... but we are getting so used to them that we are doing little 360 degree scans when we turn the bathroom light on at night before we go in and they are not getting away as much as they used to either.... we are getting FAST! I saw one in the girls' room for the first time a couple weeks ago, but I didn't tell Gemma, or she would never get to sleep..... she is alot like me I think.... gets the heebiejeebies quickly! Well good luch with those things! You look well armed for sure!

    Love Ron, Anita, Gemma and Carlye

    PS... give Jayden a big fat kiss for us! He's got little curlies too!

  5. Is that you Will? The same Will that would catch flies and spiders in the office and LET THEM GO OUTSIDE????? Just for them to come back in????? LOL

  6. Wow, what a story. That is totally disgusting! When I worked at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, those nasty critters would come out of the belongings of some of the patients and always at night too. Nasty, nasty! Hope you won the war!

  7. Oh dear, oh dear. I am okay with bugs, as long as the kids are playing with them OUTSIDE and they do not require any assistance from me! Actually, I was with you at the pantry door. If they would just be sitting still it's one thing but to have them skittering here and there....
    Wishing you complete and thorough success with all of your bug extermination apparatuses.