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    During the daytime
    Confession

    I'm going to look under my bed ---

    There's boxes & stuff beneath my bed & I have no idea what

    I just pulled an empty Sigrid Olsen Shopping bag from under my bed

    I'm afraid to go beyond under as it's after midnight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Confession

    I'm going to look under my bed ---

    I'm afraid to go beyond under as it's after midnight
    Whatever you do, DON'T ever look under your bed after midnight, if you have said: "There is a dead body under my bed", or "Those shoes down there look like hands", or "Why do I have this feeling that my bed is right above of what an ancient burial ground was".

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    I have so much to do on the 8th too


    My bed is Dark Gothic for those who are turned on by that (use your imagination -- I'm into dark satin sheets -- my place looks like I'm waiting for Count Dracula & I kind of am -- but it's more like Waiting for Godot -- I like using a literary allusion for a "no show" )
    I have black satin bed ruffles/bedskirts on my bed.

    I just can't look beneath ---
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    I have so much to do on the 8th too


    My bed is Dark Gothic for those who are turned on by that (use your imagination -- I'm into dark satin sheets -- my place looks like I'm waiting for Count Dracula & I kind of am -- but it's more like Waiting for Godot )
    I have black satin bed ruffles/bedskirts on my bed.

    I just can't look beneath ---
    Thanks God I'm an atheist, so I didn't have to look like this:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/attachment...tid=2694&stc=1

    for you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    What does an atheist have to do with anything? Non sequitur
    What the hell do I know?

    You said you're waithing for some ot God, so while I may be an atheist, at least I think I know about the other God's, but so far I have never heard about any ot G, except , of course!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Confession

    I'm going to look under my bed ---

    There's boxes & stuff beneath my bed & I have no idea what

    I just pulled an empty Sigrid Olsen Shopping bag from under my bed

    I'm afraid to go beyond under as it's after midnight


    Hello Rhia,

    I decided to bump this thread because now I'm a little bit worry about something...

    I notice that after I joked about your post on this thread on September 8th, 2008:
    I'm going to look under my bed ---
    That, right after my last reply post on this thread, you just went away!

    Did I did something bad to you?

    I see that your last post was made on September 11th, 2008!

    I hope that you too, are just trying on taking a vacation from posting everyday like I'm trying to do, but if it was from something I said on this thread, well... I'm sorry about that...

    Btw, if you're on that posting vacation, you don't need to reply to this post for now, but if it's something else..., .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal


    Hello Rhia,


    I notice that after I joked about your post on this thread on September 8th, 2008:

    That, right after my last reply post on this thread, you just went away!

    Did I did something bad to you?
    No, you didn't do anything bad.
    It's just creepy sitting in front of a computer and having a bug stare at you.
    I've been trying to do everything without an exterminator and I'm trying to clear areas away in case I inevitably need to call "Bug Busters."

    Yeah, I caught "bug fever": I turned off my computer and tonight is the first time I've turned it back on -- I have a backlog of thousands of e-mails.

    My computer desk used to have thousands of computer & fashion magazines all around it -- I felt as if I was in a race against time to get the clutter away -- there was stuff under my bed (a big book about Netscape from 1995 & other junk) that had accumulated layers of dust but the black satin bed ruffles hid the junk from view -- the ruffles are now at the dry cleaners along with the black satin comforter. I even threw away some of stuffed animals -- I had to throw away a bunch of books too.
    I'm still in "cleaning mode"

    I've been re-organizing & re-arranging my apartment & cleaning

    Thanks for thinking of me
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    I can't believe this!!

    I have lived in my apartment for 10 years without any bug problems.

    I have a tendency sometimes to be at my computer late in the night.

    Now I look up & I see a bug (you know what kind) right above my bed the ceiling creates a corner. It's in a place I can't swat with a swatter & if I spray it with bug spray, the spray will go all over my bed.

    Btw, I paid $50 to dryclean my black satin & velvet comforter & the black satin bed ruffles/bedskirt (they're on my bed).

    I don't know what to do! I have the lights on & you can bet I don't feel like going to bed.

    I wish I had a man by my side to kill an errant bug.

    I haven't seen any in my kitchen -- they seem to like my bedroom

    I cleared the stuff under my bed -- I even hired someone to help me clean my apartment (yesterday) -- I shouldn't be seeing bugs!!!!

    This one is not moving

    It is 3 AM -- I am miserable because I am afraid to go to bed with that thing hovering over me.

    I thought the problem was over

    I am a single woman with no one to kill a bug for me

    I'd swat it if I could but I don't want to lose it over my black satin/velvet comforter

    That thing is just hovering in the corner (on the ceiling), I have no idea where it came from

    I just see one

    No way am I going to bed now
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    I cleared the stuff under my bed -- I even hired someone to help me clean my apartment (yesterday)
    Ohhh...You took their homes away! Now they are all coming out looking for new ones! (Assuming they didn't come from a neighbor's place.)

    Cleaning this house has, on different instances, brought forth: Ants (both big black ones and little brown ones), baby spiders, sowbugs, and other assorted rural-associated types.

    I've learned to ignore them, for the most part. Anything that won't bite me is not-seen. And food is contained in bug-proof screw-top containers.

    I also make a habit of leaving all spiders alone, since they catch the majority of bugs that dare to come inside. One year all the spiders got killed, and we ended up with a shedload of insects! Since then, all spiders are allowed, as long as they stay in their webs.

    As for the one on your ceiling...the end of a pole works, if your aim's good; if not so good, try the business end of a sponge mop (if it's dry).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leader
    As for the one on your ceiling...the end of a pole works, if your aim's good; if not so good, try the business end of a sponge mop (if it's dry).
    That's a goood suggestion but I'm afraid it would run away and hide in my covers or something

    I never had a roach problem before & I've lived here for 10 years.

    Lately I've only seen them in my room of all places!

    Are they coming from my neighbors? I don't know where the damned things are coming from

    Since it is above my bed board (I have an antique sleigh bed) on the ceiling, it's not in a position where swatting it would be successful and I don't want it to run under my bed

    Thanks for your tips, at least I don't feel alone -- nice to have human company

    I'm feeling scared, terrified, sad & lonely right now

    I've never had this problem before

    I'm keeping an eye on the damned thing, I want to know where it is going.

    I don't want it to crawl on top of me in bed

    Damned thing is staying in the same position

    Its position is even play optical tricks on my eyes because of the shape of the ceiling at that location plus I have lights on in its direction

    Growing up with my parents -- they had spiders at this time of year that would scare me but never roaches

    I see it move but it's a smart devil, it's where I can't swat it
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    I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight

    It's still over my bed (I have a double bed)

    I sure don't want it to drop on top of my bed

    I appreciate the company in this sub-forum --thanx
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    I'm keeping an eye on the damned thing, I want to know where it is going.
    Once you get tired enough, it'll be going to another realm, one way or another!

    Maybe if you take all the sheets etc. off the bed, you'll be more comfortable with chasing the thing away. Even though you'd have to remake the bed, it's still better than trying to wait out a bug...I've seen some bugs sit in the same place for days on end (to the point where I wondered how they could stay alive so long without eating/drinking)!
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    I'd like it to go some place where I can swat it


    My computer desk used to have lots of magazines around it (the other end of the room, it's near a corner) and I got rid of all the magazines, that's where I saw the 1st roach on the wall.


    Now there's one above my bed

    My fear & imagination are in overdrive -- there's no way I can sleep

    How is this happening????

    It is in a really bad location now -- I'm afraid to knock it off, it might go under the bed & have children or something

    Damn it's moving but it will be harder to get

    I have a little bedside table with souvenirs from Spain on it & some other things, now it's at the corner above that

    I got out the mop, but it's still a hard reach & I am short

    I looked up at the thing & I'm afraid
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    Over a table? Now you can spray it!

    At least it's not a mouse...we get some every fall when the weather gets cold and they start looking for a nice, warm, indoors place to stay.

    Imagine being just dropping off to sleep and then there's a clunk, or papers rattling...or sitting at the comp and hearing the noise come from right next to you! Talk about something that'll put your imagination into overdrive!!

    I've got my trap supply stocked up...there's 2 sure things about MI, one is the winter and the other is that the mice will realize that human houses are heated!
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    But it's way in the ceiling



    This is so gross
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    Some cleanser that has the "stream" sprayer option (hand-pump type sprayers usually have it) ought to be able to hit it, and wet it enough to bring it down and within range...

    That's how I get the mosquitoes that think they're safe on the bathroom ceiling.
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    Good idea -- got out the windex & it fell but I don't know where the roach is now

    If it crawls under the lush black satin bed ruffles, I'm in trouble

    Now I'm afraid because I am sure it is still alive but I don't know where it went

    thanks for the idea, I had to spray at an angle of elevation

    It was still high on the wall

    I have no idea where it is now

    I don't want it to crawl over my body in bed

    It's almost 5 AM & I have had all my lights on all night & I never slept

    Leader, thanx for your company & your help, you had very good ideas



    I still wonder where that roach will pop up, I don't know what happened to it after I hit it with windex

    It was too close to the bed. I'm afraid now that it's under the bed
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    Glad you liked my ideas. Hopefully you will be able to find it and/or at least get some sleep!
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    Thanx, but I don't think I'll be able to sleep.

    I wonder why I've seen roaches recently?? I've lived here 10 years without any major bug probs
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    I don't know if it is the same one or different, but know it's on another location on the ceiling (or a separate roach, probably the same one?)

    This is scary

    It's on the ceiling above a chest of drawers

    I'm glad I didn't get under the covers

    I just saw it on the ceiling and now I don't see it -- this is scary
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    Can you use a vacum to suck up the roach?? Our's has a long extection on it that would reach the ceiling.

    Good Luck...

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    I didn't expect to see a bug tonight

    Yesterday I paid someone to help me clean my apartment plus I dry cleaned the bedskirt/bed ruffles and the matching satin/velvet comforter.

    My bed is gold and black. I have off-white sheets, "natural" colored blankets, I have one comforter that isn't that warm that is a gold jacquard color but the black comforter on top of the other one looks really nice because it has a gold trim.

    I got rid of the magazines, I got rid of some books, and organizing is an ongoing process for me but I was very upset to see a bug.

    I haven't seen any in my kitchen;I keep my kitchen clean. Where are they coming from?
    If I knew where they were coming from, I'd place some boric acid there but I have no idea where they are originating from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kse
    Can you use a vacuum to suck up the roach?? Our's has a long extection on it that would reach the ceiling.

    Good Luck...
    I don't know if my vacuum would reach the ceiling but it might be worth a shot.

    I don't know where it disappeared after its last appearance. It seemed to come back towards my computer desk as if to say that it was angry I squirted windex at it.

    I don't want to see more

    Ah, now I see the sun rising from my window

    These roaches seem to be nocturnal; I've only seen them at night.


    I went through the night without sleeping -- I don't want this to be a habit.
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    It's tough living in an apartment because bugs can come up and down pipes that you share in common with other residents of your building.

    I don't think I'll operate an automobile today after staying up all night.


    And an incident like this made me feel really lonely.
    I'm glad I had some company from ABW that made me feel a lot better -- otherwise I would have been totally alone.
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