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Have you ever looked at something and before you could stop yourself, shouted out "Oh shit!"

I just left a crawlspace where I encountered this:

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Each picture is of a different joist. Each and every loist was covered with these guys. I was afraid to pull down any insulation, I thought they would eat me! I would have taken more pictures, but my digital camera was almost out of film.

Came across some of this too:

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Even found a few of these:

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But this was the scariest!!!!

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Originally posted by StevenT

Have you ever looked at something and before you could stop yourself, shouted out "Oh shit!"

I just left a crawlspace where I encountered this:

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Each picture is of a different joist. Each and every loist was covered with these guys. I was afraid to pull down any insulation, I thought they would eat me! I would have taken more pictures, but my digital camera was almost out of film.

Go back, catch 'em and box 'em up. We can sell them to chinese cricket fighting dealers via the internet and make a killing?
Came across some of this too:

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See that quite a bit.
Even found a few of these:

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That looks like a deer mouse. Around here, about 10% of those carry the Hantavirus and you get it from breathing dust from their dried droppings. Catch it on Monday and they'll be planting you on Saturday, unless you have a really strong immune system and can fight it off.
But this was the scariest!!!!

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Yep, kiddus aggravatus, the most fearful creature on the planet. Did you shoot it or step back and let the mother pick it up and carry it back to its lair?

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Originally posted by hausdok

Go back, catch 'em and box 'em up. We can sell them to chinese cricket fighting dealers via the internet and make a killing?

I actually kidded with my client that if he were to make a deal with a petshop, he could probably earn enough to pay for the house!

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We call those humpback crickets or cave crickets here in assbackwards Nashville.

A funny: Some years back, co-inspector Rick and I did an inspection for a nervous-nelly kinda guy. At the end of the job, Rick took the guy down into the low-headroom crawl space. The guy saw all the crickets and freaked out a little. When he came out, he asked me what he could do to get rid of them. I said, "Call a bug man."

So, he called a bug man, who killed the bugs. A few days later, nervous nelly calls me and says, "I can't stand the smell of all those dead bugs. What can I do?"

Smartass that I am, I said, "Your options are pretty much limited to waiting out the smell, which will die down eventually; or, you can go down there with a spoon, and give each dead bug a decent burial."

Never heard from nelly again.

WJ

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