Bugs in Arizona

Bugs. You can’t escape it living in the desert. Somehow, anywhere, they are able to infiltrate your home like a cat burglar. I found a sewer roach in our baby’s play room the other day. Yuck! I wiped down the entire play mat, but I wouldn’t let Katherine play there until I cleaned all of her toys – which I have yet to do. I know, I am very anal, but I can’t help it. If I were a baby, I wouldn’t want to play in that room, so why should she? Where they heck do they come from? I lined all the vents with a very fine mesh netting on the second floor. The ceilings are too high to get to on the first floor, so they are still unmeshed. Could they come out from the drain holes? I’ve been making mental notes to plug and close those after every time I finished using the tub to bathe baby or brush or wash my teeth in the sink. And yet, somehow they still get in. We were thinking about getting a bug killer to spray the exterior perimeter of our home, but would that be harmful to our child? So many unanswered questions. I wish I was living back in California. However, I heard from my family who has a house by a pasture have got mice running around their backyard. Talk about being stuck in between a rock and a hard place.

1 Comment so far

  1. kangamini (unregistered) on September 13th, 2006 @ 1:12 am

    Ewww I had a GIANT cockroach crawl across my floor earlier this summer right after the apartment below me went vacant. I grabbed a can of spray-air, turned it upside down and cryo-froze that roach. I hope it suffered. The only thing worse than cockroaches are pigeons!

    But I’ve lived in AZ for a year now, and still have yet to see a scorpion.. I don’t think they really exist…



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