Cause I’m a blonde, yeah, yeah, yeah!

My mom says it is June Bug season. You know the June Bug? It’s the big, black bug that looks an awful lot like a roach. When I lived in Texas, we called them water roaches. Black bugs, almost 2 inches long who ran toward you rather than away from you.

I’m scared of these bugs. They really freak me out. Every once in a while I would see them outside at my old house. But, never inside. NEVER. Since I’ve been here, I’ve seen two in my backyard. Eww. Yucky.

Once made it into my bedroom. I killed it with hairspray. Ok, so I kinda killed it with hairspray. Then I stomped on it. It took me a good 10 minutes before I could pick it up and put it in the toilet. I was so grossed out.

Thursday, I found another lying on its back on the kitchen floor. I assumed it was dead. It took me a good 20 mintues to pick it up and put it in the trash. I didn’t smoosh it or anything. I should have flushed it, but I thought it was dead. Hell maybe it was.

I left my little paper trash bag on the kitchen counter. It wasn’t filled yet, and I figured the bug was dead anyway.

Today, I get home from the Target, and there is one of those bugs, lying on it’s back on my kitchen counter. EWW. Not only was it in the kitchen, it was on the counter. I was so freaked out. Maybe it was the same bug I put in the bag. I just didn’t know. I didn’t think so, that bug was dead, right? Then, that damn bug started moving it’s legs all about, trying to get turned over. OH MY GOD! I started freaking out. What to do? I got the Clorox Kitchen Cleaner from under the sink and started spraying that thing like no tomorrow. It wiggled about, trying to turn itself over. GROSS. Then I was stuck. I think it gave up, but I was to freaked out to touch it.

Twenty minutes passed with me walking back and forth, trying to figure out what to do. I picked up three paper towels, and said to myself, this bug can’t hurt you. Just pick it up and put it in the trash. I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t.

Then, I remembered that my next door neighbour dude was outside working on his lawn. I went outside, and apologized that I was such a girl, but I just couldn’t pick up that bug. I asked if he would help me out. He came down to the house, then said that bug was dead, and he only needed ONE paper towel to pick it up with. I was so embarrassed.

Then he told me what every girl scared of fricking June Bugs want to hear. This neighbourhood is filled with those bugs. Then I said, just this time of year, right? He laughed at me.

Oh, my, god. I’ve got to find someone to come kill/deal with these bugs for me on a regular basis. I don’t think I can take this. It’s not even June.


  1. Dear GOD, I hate those bugs, too. In fact, I hate most bugs but I think we can all agree that some bugs are more ‘extra creepy’ than even the average bug. And these are those bugs! Oh, so are earwigs and roaches. Ew, I’m freaking myself out just thinking about it. Sorry, this comment probably hasn’t really helped in any way, has it? tongue laugh

  2. Eek! now I’m gonna be paranoid something is crawling on me all day! lol… I HATE those things!!!

  3. Not to freak you out further, but I just read somewhere that if you try to throw those June Bugs in the toilet, they can hold their breath and come flying out again.  If you flush it, you might want to flush it a few times just to make sure it’s really gone.  I hate them too, but on the occasions they have gotten inside, my cats are very good at killing them.

  4. I made my son pick up this giant bug from my kitchen floor yesterday. The cats had killed it (mostly) but I wanted it gone. He was so grossed out but I BEGGED him to. So he put the dishgloves on and got like 10 papertowels, I held the garbage bag, he threw it in and I tied it up – and we both screamed the entire time.

    Yeah. So I’m the same way obviously.

    oh yeah – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! (*wink*)

  5. oh man those bugs are soooo scarey!!  they are like jurassic park bugs!!  i’ve only seen a couple in my childhood but I will never forget it.  I don’t know what I would do if I encountered one now.  I would consider selling my house ifin’ it was in june bug neighborhood lol

  6. IF all else fails, scooping them up in toilet paper and flushing down the bowl will usually do the trick. But this “bigger” sounds like pretty die-hard

    P.S. is the neighbor dude hot?

  7. That is so horrible.  Those bugs always get to me too.  I hope that you find some easy way of getting these things out.  Some kind of spray maybe.  Good luck.  Great post.