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Concord, California, United States
I am a sometimes-writer, everyday mama, creative failure and experimental cook. I am interested in living a beautiful life, spending time with my family and making things that I can feel proud of. When I'm by myself I'm usually outside. Don't bother calling because chances are that I didn't bring my cell phone because I couldn't find it. If you see me walking, it's because I lost my keys and if you see me with only one child... I'm probably in big trouble.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another one bites the dust

Bed Bug victims lay poisoned and dead all around our new home. I have found four so far.

Today I found this one. He's currently encased in tape and after I took the picture I smooshed his belly with my fingernail. He was already dead... but I just don't want to take any chances.

This is the biggest one I've seen.

I put the penny next to him because before I had ever seen a bed bug, I was expecting something much bigger. The pictures on the internet are usually blown up to make the bugs look like they're the size of a fingernail. In reality they're the size of an apple seed. That said, I've never seen a live bed bug, and the dead guys are usually curled up a bit.

Lack of bites and the number of dead bugs I'm seeing gives me some hope that our troubles are on their way out.


  1. vomit vomit vomit. i'm so sorry you have to LIVE with this. on the other hand, i'm so glad they are DYING.

  2. Me too, friend.

    Also, I have NEVER seen one alive. I feel like this means that for the 4 I've seen dead, there must be many, many more because they're such good hiders. And I hope that alllll those mofo's are dead too.

    I've been thinking about writing a letter to our extermination company and telling them how thrilled I've been with their service.