HUGE...waterbug terror..Exterminator?

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  1. Zen Butler

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    I'm haunted by these creatures. They're relatively new visitors..they started showing up in my bathroom; many of them as long as 4 inches. Now though, I'm finding them in other areas; but dead and up-side-down. Possibly my cat pouncing on them? They're too damn big for Roach Motels.

    I've never had to use an exterminator before...can they handle water bugs?

    And will apartment owners normally allow this?

    These things are utterly frightening
     
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    The apartment owner should be taking care of it, not you.

    Do you how/where they are coming in?

    Glenn
     
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    FOUR INCHES?!

    Got a camera?

    MC
     
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    Zen, bro...pics?
     
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    I've seen bigger waterbugs at the Mall of America. [​IMG]
     
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    You got me...my mouth was open even. [​IMG]
     
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    I use this exterminator sometimes (in rental units), an old man of about 80 who has been exterminating so long that he still uses actual keep-the-cat-and-kids-away poison. He pumps the stuff all over the place, seemingly carelessly. But it dries clear...

    ... And the next day I will have a basement floor COATED with giant poisoned Baltimore City roaches (or, for the faint at heart, "waterbugs"). I will sweep all the dead bugs up. And the next day -- and every day for TEN DAYS afterward -- I will have to come back and sweep up a floor COATED wall to wall with dead bugs that have crawled out of the walls to die on the floor. A carpet of giant dead roaches, for days. And then, ultimately, no more bugs ever.

    I love this old man. He's a killer! [​IMG]

    MC
     

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