Have You Ever Had An Infestation?
Have you ever had an infestation of insects or rodent? Luckily I haven't, but after watching an over dramatized documentary, I was wondering who in the Zelda Dungeon community has.
When I was living on my own in my own apartment? Twice. Both times being fruit flies. Those things are annoying. Even if you get rid of what originally attracted them, they will... not... leave... ever. You have to trap them or else they'll be with you forever. It takes about two weeks to get rid of them. Simple traps work.
Fruit flies and in the 90's when I still lived at home our neighbors had these horrible plants which attracted thick ugly and nasty flies. I killed 150 in one day..... When the neighbors decided to get rid off all their plants the flies were gone thank god!!!
Rats. Big Geckos, little Geckos, and spiders. Our house is old. We've been leaving Rattraps out for a long time. The Geckos are nice though, they eat all the bugs that would otherwise be just as bad.
EDIT: Oh yeah. And thanks to all the dogs that like to hangout outside, we get a little extra; fleas. They usually come around certain times of the year, but it's always bad.
When I was about six, we had a termite infestation. It was pretty bad. There was a nest on the ceiling of my bedroom, and a spot beside my bed was becoming soft. The army moved us to the house next door and they killed all the little nasty buggers. They all came out my last few minutes in that house and their were tons (although, my young six year old brain may have imagined more than actually were there).
Oh, and then that next door house was infested with rats. You could hear 'em through the walls all night.
One year on the last day of school my brother left three apple cores in his lunch pail and threw it in the closet. Halfway through the summer, we had a crazy ant infestation because of it. It was gross.
My dad had a deplorable mice and roach problem back in Louisiana. When I was a kid, he used to tell me that he'd call roaches "cousins" back in Sri Lanka, because they invade your home, mooch off of you, and give nothing in return. A cat used to come in through the back window of my dad's house to take care of the mice. My dad never fixed that window for some reason. Darn brown hick... I recall waking up in the morning only to see that cat sitting on the kitchen sink of all places. (lol) I used to be so embarrassed to have friends over due the roach and mouse infestation, but we were all 'country rednecks,' so no one cared too much. My friends and I once watched my older brother smash a mouse to smithereens with sledgehammer; I recall its insides being various hues of green and yellow.
Speaking of my brother... He lives in Canada next to a large field, and as such, he gets bombarded with a crapton of field mice, especially during the winter. I hate those squirmy little devils. There also used to be a bigass rat that set up camp in his tool shed, but there was only the one that we knew of, so no infestation, thankfully. My brother set a match to that monster.
My aunt's basement was once overwhelmed by spiders of all shapes and sizes. I even stumbled upon a few wolf spiders down there, if I'm not mistaken. There also used to be loads of centipedes and silverfish; although, I never thought of it as an infestation. They tended to disappear when the dehumidifier was introduced every time the basement flooded.