@BourbonBiscuits omg... bugs don't really bother me, a mouse would upset me but not to freak out levels... a snake in the house I just could not handle. I get upset when we occasionally have (completely harmless) snakes in the yard, I think I would literally die if I found one in a drawer.
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@pickle-chips, all of this mouse talk is making me super anxious!! How do you all handle the mouse infestations?!? I can't even handle having a spider in my house. I tell DH all the time that I have visions of living in the forest surrounded by trees and nature. But then I think about all of the critters I would have to deal with and I'm like, "yeah...a manicured lawn and pest control sounds good too!"
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@surrenderdorothy that's my worst fear! so sorry for the scare. now that i'm 27 weeks i think constantly about how my niece was already born at this point (she's 11 now).
SNAKES IN A DRAWER? No, I would die. I can't. Our apartment totally had mice which we mostly figured out how to avoid by my cat would catch the one or two per year that would fall through the cracks. ugh. our house doesn't seem to have any creatures, knock on wood, but def lots of bugs. I've gotten two tick bites this year already, and found 4 or 5 crawling on me or DD that hadn't bit yet. I hate it so much. Trying to get someone out to spray the lawn ASAP. First guy I called never called me back despite me following up numerous times. The latest tick bite looks pretty gnarly and I'm afraid it's going to get infected so I've been messaging my doctor about it. We also have mosquitoes and annoying little gnats. Fun times...
@Kenneylynn3 snow?! Wtf weather? That's messed up....
@claireloSC I don't know if this is an option/desire but chickens LOVE eating ticks. We have had some bad problems with them in the area and I think a lot more people are getting chickens to help deal with it.
A bunch of of people have told me that! Maybe next year I can't deal with more to take care of right now!
My dad had his thryoid cancer surgery today and it sounds like it was a success. He should be discharged tomorrow then start radioactive iodine treatment in a few weeks I guess??
@mrspants0809 I'll have to see if I can find that. I can't stand ticks! *Shudder*
There's a company out here called atlantik which has great pet/people friendly tick repellent spray and jewelry https://atlantick.ca/
Wishing your dad a speedy recovery!
Also, @claireloSC, I got a tick bite years and years ago. It was awful! So ugly and itchy. I hope you can find a solution soon!
He's doing great and you can't even see the massive incision on his neck. So glad that part is over, up next is the radioactive iodine treatment in a couple months 🤞🏻