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Old 03-12-2013, 08:46 AM   #1351
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OMG Cricket traps???? I will definitely need a trip to Lowes!!!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:46 AM   #1352
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we have a motion light on, the garage, no outside light.. I told hubs NO, he isn't allowed to put a bulb in, the light near my front door ever never....cause Moths are attracted to lights too.. and one day one big one came in and you should have seen hubs and I with the broom, I am on moth watch and he is slamming every wall trying to get it.. I told you I have it bad...I can laugh now.. but boy..I was like breathing hard...and sweating LOL.
Well, if you walk in the dark you won't see anything..LOL...maybe a dim flashlight...
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Now that it's darker when I take my son to school.. sometimes when I come back you can see them on my outside wall of the house and I just freeze in fear.....

Ok I need coffee.. I am going to make iced coffee...
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Well, if you walk in the dark you won't see anything..LOL...maybe a dim flashlight...
oh no no no no no no no no no no no no I can spot a bug from a mile away.....my perf vision is excellent!!!! LOL..
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #1355
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the light, lights up the driveway.. but not near the front door.. it's a beyotch to use a key to unlock the door cause you can't see too good.. but I told hubs I don't care.. no light in that lamp outside my house..
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #1356
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You could get those blinders like horses have..

Looking for a NATURAL way to get rid of those annoying crickets? Check out this all-natural cricket spray recipe!

•1 can beer
•1 clean spray bottle
•1 cup Epson salts
•1 cup bleach-free detergent
•1 cup ammonia
•2 cups water
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Melinda, in my old house we had lots of crickets. They ate holes in my husband's underware. They didn't bother anyone else's, but his were always full of holes.
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #1358
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the light, lights up the driveway.. but not near the front door.. it's a beyotch to use a key to unlock the door cause you can't see too good.. but I told hubs I don't care.. no light in that lamp outside my house..
you can get key rings with little flashlights...all different kinds..
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Okay...last one...there is so much info..lol

Crickets are said to bring good luck to the home, and their unmistakable chirping can be soothing to some as their numbers grow in the late summer months. Many people are able to tune out the chirping of crickets, while others enjoy their distinct chirps that occur at regular intervals. Others are not pleased by the natural sound of chirping crickets, especially those that have made their way indoors where they become pests. Crickets do not bite or sting, but they leave behind excrement, and they eat everything from fabric to household food and trash. In any case, when crickets make their way into the home they are no longer appreciated. The natural noise can become maddening, but it is possible to use natural ways to get rid of crickets that have made their way indoors.
Precautionary Statement

Whenever possible, do not use chemical products to get rid of crickets or any other pests found indoors or outdoors. Not only are chemical products potentially harmful to the environment, but they also pose a danger to pets, wildlife, and small children. Besides, why use chemical products when natural remedies are available? Instead of suffering with the incessant noise and damage caused by these musical pests, put away the earplugs and try the following natural ways to get rid of crickets.

Non-Toxic Orange Guard to Get Rid of Crickets

One of the best natural products to get rid of pests is Orange Guard. This product is harmless to pets and humans, and it can be used in kitchens and other areas where food is stored and prepared. This natural water-based product is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, and it is an extremely effective natural way to get rid of crickets. The active ingredient is natural orange peel extract, and it leaves behind a fresh clean scent. Visit the Orange Guard website for more information about this natural product that can be used to get rid of crickets and many other pests.

Use a Vacuum with a Long Attachment to Get Rid of Crickets

When a chirping cricket is driving the family insane indoors, pinpoint the location of the pest, and use a vacuum with a long attachment to get rid of the problem. Chances are the chirper will stop making noise as it detects someone approaching, and it will take patience and possibly an extra pair of ears to locate the source. Be prepared with the vacuum attachment, and turn it on at just the right moment to get rid of the natural noise maker for good.

Natural Prevention

Once crickets have been eliminated indoors using natural methods, take the necessary measures to keep their kind from making their way inside again. Seal up cracks and gaps, especially around the foundation. Also, clean out areas outside the home where they nest and hide. Remove leaves, brush, and other debris. It is not possible to completely get rid of crickets outdoors, but once their hiding places are removed and openings are sealed, crickets should no longer be a problem inside.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:01 AM   #1360
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lol see the thing IS all the things i worry about?? they do come true

Lony i am sorry somehow i missed where you hurt your foot i hope it is much better today

KC i hpe your son heals quickly
everyone Steven just texted he got an A in AP Biology!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:06 AM   #1361
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lol see the thing IS all the things i worry about?? they do come true

Lony i am sorry somehow i missed where you hurt your foot i hope it is much better today

KC i hpe your son heals quickly
everyone Steven just texted he got an A in AP Biology!
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lol see the thing IS all the things i worry about?? they do come true

Lony i am sorry somehow i missed where you hurt your foot i hope it is much better today

KC i hpe your son heals quickly
everyone Steven just texted he got an A in AP Biology!
Now see Deb, some things are going well.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #1363
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lol see the thing IS all the things i worry about?? they do come true

Lony i am sorry somehow i missed where you hurt your foot i hope it is much better today

KC i hpe your son heals quickly
everyone Steven just texted he got an A in AP Biology!
wow...that is awesome...were you worried about that...
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #1364
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Melinda, in my old house we had lots of crickets. They ate holes in my husband's underware. They didn't bother anyone else's, but his were always full of holes.
OMG that would be Melindas worst nightmare!

Crickets in your underwear.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:19 AM   #1365
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Going to add my two cents re worrying about stuff...I met someone who handled things completely differently than me...and after noticing half or actually probably most of the stuff I was worrying about never materialized...I realized I was wasting my energy worrying...it takes a little repetition to change your thought process...rarely does anything happen the way you think it will...occasionally...I say to myself...I knew this was going to be a pain...lol..when I am there and it is totally annoying...but, I try to bring myself back to...this is no biggie..it's the way it's supposed to be to get you where you are going.
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lol see the thing IS all the things i worry about?? they do come true

Lony i am sorry somehow i missed where you hurt your foot i hope it is much better today

KC i hpe your son heals quickly
everyone Steven just texted he got an A in AP Biology!
Then don't give them an outlet. Think happy thoughts, maybe those will come true too.

Thanks Deb, I am hobbling around like an old lady, but oh well. I will just have to walk more when it gets better. I can still do leg lifts and junk.
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Beautiful! Is this LA? Vegetation and plants look more like something one would find in the Northeast of the US.

If it is in LA, I don't even want to think how much one has to pay for such a house.
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OMG that would be Melindas worst nightmare!

Crickets in your underwear.
LOL...be careful where you leave your bra, Melinda...the frig?...
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:28 AM   #1372
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Beautiful! Is this LA? Vegetation and plants look more like something one would find in the Northeast of the US.

If it is in LA, I don't even want to think how much one has to pay for such a house.
Massachusetts...Eliza..
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:46 AM   #1373
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I have a fear of bugs.. any bugs.. so that is number one...then the crickets sometimes get in my house and they jump up.. and I literally feel like I am going to die from fright...and I have been good about smashing them, however not the bigger ones...I just freeze with fear...and they are out there hopping around....then my boy tells me Mom don't look down, so what do I do?? I look down.. plus I don't wear tennis shoes.. I wear slip on sandals....I just have a fear of bugs..and the bigger ones OMG OMG OMG like the water bug ones.. I feel like I am going to drop dead.. like I want to leave the house and live somewhere else..

My brother said to me once.. OMG Melinda, you weight a million times more than they do.. but that's my brother who can catch bugs with his hands and not even blink..
Melindochka, ask hubs to buy you one of these...it's a yellow light and bugs can't see it so they don't gather. I have one on my front porch and am soooo happy with it. It's on and no single bug to be seen. With a regular light we had so many bugs, it is Texas, after all, that we would also have 3-4 geckos sitting on the wall waiting to catch some dinner (I hate lizards of any kind and how they move so that creeped me out big time). After the yellow light bulb, no bugs, no geckos!

They run between $6-8 usually. And no moths for you!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:50 AM   #1374
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I used to do this too. Now that I've lost weight, I can wear my bra till bedtime and no biggie. Actually, I have 2 decent bras and both are almost too big now---on the last hook. I used to need an extra piece although I never got one, just took the pinching and tightness.
Must be such a relief to be able to wear a bra comfortably!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:53 AM   #1375
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One helpful hint in case you have bright lights outside?

If you have bright lights outside your house, you may want to replace them with low light or “bug” bulbs. Crickets are attracted to bright lighting at night, so having them on is like holding a sign that reads: “Crickets are welcome here.” A trip to your local hardware shop to buy these low-light bulbs will save you the worries of attracting hordes of crickets to your home. Low-light bulbs emit a yellowish glow and are inexpensive. If you can't find them, then keep your bright lights off at night.
I don't think low light works, I have tried, they have to be specifically in the yellow spectrum so bugs don't see them.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:55 AM   #1376
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I don't think low light works, I have tried, they have to be specifically in the yellow spectrum so bugs don't see them.
I look better in low light..
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It's not the weight issue.. I just don't like the way clothes feel on me, my mother was like that.. and so are my brothers.. we got that gene from Mom.... I have a need to take it off.. I really do..I could be a bean pole and that bra, shoes, dress, slip is all coming off...
Melindochka, I am the same way. Even when I was much slimmer before DS was born (in the 160ish range) I still couldn't stand anything tight. And even then I only enjoyed natural materials like cotton. And don't make me wear pantyhose, omg, so itchy!
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Yeah, me too.
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So do I, Lynn!
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:02 AM   #1380
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Yes, you can gain weight and the stomach will stretch too. It is all about the habits you create. I am happy with the new habits I have now and hope/plan to continue them for as long as I live. Many weight loss surgery patients learn about what they call "slider" foods and if they eat them, they can eat lots more than normal. I have read that popcorn is one of those. Also, grazing is a GIANT NO NO. I don't do that and really never did that. I am not a taster when I cook. I usually call my ds14 to come taste the food for seasoning. LOL He's learning about spices just from that.
For me, slider foods would be nuts. Another food I can never stop eating till it's gone is crackers...something about the crunch and the saltiness and the fatiness....That's why I never buy crackers or bring them in the house.
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