Monday, July 23, 2007

They're back, yuck.


Look at this thing! This is what I have swarming in my back yard right now. And you know what is the best part? That is where the swingset, garden, and shade tree are. They are called cicada killers. These things are mongo huge. Like 3 inches in length. Last year when they showed up, I went to the library and tried to research it. Ended up at the VIP extension office and they told me how to kill them. 7 dust. Cicada Killers pack a mighty, wallop of a sting too. They definitely don't mix with kids.
I have duly notified the dear husband. He will declare war on them this pm. The only thing is, I have to mow the grass. I ride the riding mower and Andy does the trimming with the push mower. Since we were gone last week, we have grass that has gone to seed. Pray that I don't get carried away by one of these little monsters. They seem to have quite a bit of personality, on the aggressive side. If you don't hear from me, you'll know that I have fled to the far north to escape the little, excuse me, huge infestation!

6 comments:

Nikki said...

Ew! Yuck! good luck with the lawn and the de-bugging...

jody said...

yucko-don't get hauled away!! hey, maybe if you talk to them real nice, you can get them to help you with the kids :)

Diana said...

I saw one of those things on my front porch last night. I even took a picture to show Brian. Huge is right! Glad it didn't attack me as I was taking it's picture, a close up!!!

Dana said...

Ewwwww! I hope you two survived mowing the lawn. That photo, while a good picture, was a scary sight to behold. Did the 7 dust work for you? (I've got my fingers crossed).

IndigoMuse said...

Oh my gosh! If I see one of these things I might pass out from fright. I hope that you made it okay and didn't get stung. Yikes!

Sorry I won't be in town on Thursday. I would have loved to have seen you.

KnitNana said...

I've lived here all my life and have NEVER seen one of these! Amazing...
Bee careful *wink*
(((hugs)))