“Oh, you’ve GOT to be kidding me…”

That centipede I mentioned?

Turns out I killed the little one.

The big one makes me want to nuke Ian’s Cave from orbit, as the only way to be sure.


Okay, I don’t know what unholy stuff is going on in that drain but this means war.

Meanwhile, in the OTHER sink, I lost another battle in the ongoing war against the mice.


After weeks of no rodent evidence at all, something stepped into a glue trap, fell into the sink, and in a fit of rage chewed a serving spoon handle to bits before escaping. That’s one tough desert-bred mouse right there. If they form an alliance with the arthropods I’m gonna be found ripped to shreds in the shower.

I have to get more serious about spreading traps: They’ve been avoiding the conventional mousetraps but the glue traps are just a messy and escapable waste of time that have only bagged me one single mouse.

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7 Responses to “Oh, you’ve GOT to be kidding me…”

  1. Robert says:

    I’ve been told by a reliable source that the “better” glue traps have anesthetic in ’em so the little vermin not only don’t suffer, they also go to sleep and stop friggin’ breathing. Alas, I have been unable to locate said traps. Sigh.

  2. Jim Price says:

    Have you considered stapling one of them sticky things to a board? It might make a difference if they can’t flop around and potentially get free.

  3. Mike says:

    I certainly see your issue with the centipede. It looks a lot like that bug the bad guys put in Chekov’s ear in Star Trek, The Wrath of Khan. If something like that crawled out of a sink drain near me, I’m pretty sure I’d be thinking about wanting to nuke the place from orbit, too.

  4. Chris says:

    try your 20% cleaning vinegar down the drain… that acid strength solution should kill it. Or, god forbid, make it bigger and stronger.. LOL…

  5. Anonymous says:

    What about your bucket traps

  6. noman says:

    put 2 glue traps together with some nuts in the middle and a snap trap on the edge. affix the glue pads so they dont move.

  7. Chris McDermott says:

    A pot of boiling water down that drain will get rid of any centipedes in it. Maybe not the most merciful solution, but it will work.

To the stake with the heretic!