Wednesday, April 19, 2006


My sister and the bedbugs.

I don't think I've ever seen a bedbug. I know I don't want to. Sis built a house, not too many years ago. She moved all her stuff into it. She had a couple fish tanks, one she has in the living room, and at least one, in her bedroom. She bought a new refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and microwave. She, currently, has a guinea pig, a couple cats, a Pomeranian dog, a bunch of fish, and a chicken residing inside the house. A couple weeks ago, she noticed she also had bed bugs. Lots of them... and ceiling bugs. She vacuumed them from the ceiling and out of her bed, but they kept appearing. She had an encyclopedia set she bought for her daughter, many years ago. She looked up bedbugs and found that the bedbugs described in the entry didn't sound like the bedbugs she had. "Bedbugs," she informed me, "as a rule, don't like light. They also don't have a beetle type body." As she was feeding her fish one day, she realized she had spilled some water into the podfish food. Looking at the food, she found all sorts of little holes, where weevils must have hatched from. Once she removed the fishfood, she no longer had bedbugs.

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