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Old 06-19-2008, 05:51 PM
 
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So glad to see this photo again. I have to remember to show my kids this time. BEAUTIFUL photo, I think you should send it somewhere. Maybe a kids nature magazine or Nat'l Geographic? Or, maybe take it to a local nature center??? Just a suggestion Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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Given the hot, steamy summers and mild winters in NC, is it a fact of life that one needs to share one's home/apartment, etc., with critters (for examples, roaches, water bugs)? This is not a question of cleanliness, just the reality of the climate. I don't want to live with the bugs, nor do I want to live with the poisonous sprays that exterminators use. Do I have to avoid NC, or are there places to live without sharing one's home with the critters?
Coming from a bug haven (Fla.) I found that boric acid works very well. You sprinkle it along the baseboards. You can get boric acid in tablet form as well, they are called "Roach Pills". Throw then under the couch, dresser, etc. and you should be good to go!
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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So glad to see this photo again. I have to remember to show my kids this time. BEAUTIFUL photo, I think you should send it somewhere. Maybe a kids nature magazine or Nat'l Geographic? Or, maybe take it to a local nature center??? Just a suggestion Thanks for sharing.
That's so nice of you to say, thank you!
(And thanks everyone who said something nice!)

As for our not so welcome guests...

Last Sunday, my husband got a box of Cocoa Pebbles out of the pantry and poured himself a bowl. Unfortunately he was treated with the extra nutrition of Cocoa Pebbles + ANTS.

Sure enough we had a little ant problem in the bottom of the pantry. Fortunately it seemed once they found the Cocoa Pebbles they didn't need to look into anything else to eat in there! We noticed they were coming in and out of a little crack in the baseboard, so I went and grabbed my caulk gun... And we haven't seen them since!

Hopefully, they're not still living in the walls somewhere...
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:45 AM
 
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I put everything in large glass or plastic jars (you can buy really decorative ones) and put the jars in the cupboards. Even cereals. If a bug could eat it, it went in a jar. Stopped a lot of the weevil/ant problem in the kitchen.
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