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Living in a tropical paradise

Post by bgd » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:18 pm

Pest control were in this morning. They have been making regular visits due to an earlier termite problem. It's been a clean bill of health until today. We have infestations of termites, cockroaches, ants, silverfish and moths. All in the bedroom.

Earlier this week the landlord indicated he wanted a rent rise despite previously saying we could renew at the same price. :?

Needless to say we will be moving. :D

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Post by the lynx » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 1:08 pm

bgd wrote:Pest control were in this morning. They have been making regular visits due to an earlier termite problem. It's been a clean bill of health until today. We have infestations of termites, cockroaches, ants, silverfish and moths. All in the bedroom.

Earlier this week the landlord indicated he wanted a rent rise despite previously saying we could renew at the same price. :?

Needless to say we will be moving. :D
That's because he has been footing the pest control bill and he'd like to break even :P

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 2:12 pm

what are you hiding there in the bedroom? a dead body? :P
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by Max Headroom » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 2:19 pm

Or 2 legs?

Flipping hot these days too. Rivulets running down my back. And I'm just sitting here.

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Post by x9200 » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 2:28 pm

Crows. They were feeding on this stuff and now are gone after the shooting.

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 2:53 pm

this is whay happens when you grow crow chow in the bedroom
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Post by bgd » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 4:24 pm

Yep LL did mention his costs had gone up - didn't spot that link :)

Crows are back after a break - perhaps the break was too long - damn shooters.

Might be that our resident gecko got himself stuck in the bath - slippy things baths - so is behind on his normal eating schedule.

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But I reckon it's time for the place to be gutted and refurbed. Poor neighbours.

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Post by Dert42 » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 8:34 am

My wife accidently stepped on our gecko yesterday.
I had caught him outside a few weeks ago and let him loose in the living room. On wife's request! She'd rather lizards then bugs.

They're hard to catch!

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Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 8:58 am

Gecko-wise, I witnessed a full-on gecko brawl yesterday. Two rivals lunging and snapping away at each other, pretty much under my very nose. All the while clinging to the wall I might add. (The geckos, not me.)

But yeah, our geckos have gotten quite fat the past few months, presumably from the mozzie windfall lately. Good on them eh.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 9:19 am

If you have patience, they will also eat boiled rice grains off the tip of your finger. :wink:

First time I accomplished this, I lived in a black & white in Seletar Camp. The family couldn't believe it. But all I would have to do is see him and sit there quietly with a single grain of soft rice on my finger tip and he would hesitantly but surely eventually come and take it from my finger. I've done it with about half a dozen of them over the years. I always seem to have one that likes to sit on the top edge of my computer screen. Guess it's the warmth. I like the critters except for the crap they tend to deposit behind your hanging picture frames at the bottom edge of the frame. We used to find their eggs in the strangest places, like electrical boxes and light bulb bases and other small dark housings.
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Post by PNGMK » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 9:53 am

A few geckos always help control roaches and mozzies without fail.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:16 am

Dert42 wrote:My wife accidently stepped on our gecko yesterday.
I had caught him outside a few weeks ago and let him loose in the living room. On wife's request! She'd rather lizards then bugs.

They're hard to catch!
Gecko dung gets annoying.

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Post by Max Headroom » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:21 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Dert42 wrote:My wife accidently stepped on our gecko yesterday.
I had caught him outside a few weeks ago and let him loose in the living room. On wife's request! She'd rather lizards then bugs.

They're hard to catch!
Gecko dung gets annoying.
Wait till you find a mummified gecko under your rotating microwave platform. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:46 pm

Max Headroom wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Dert42 wrote:My wife accidently stepped on our gecko yesterday.
I had caught him outside a few weeks ago and let him loose in the living room. On wife's request! She'd rather lizards then bugs.

They're hard to catch!
Gecko dung gets annoying.
Wait till you find a mummified gecko under your rotating microwave platform. :shock: :shock: :shock:
For my wife it would probably be a delicacy :D

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 1:48 pm

I had a microwave die once and when I took the cover off the unit, I found a gecko had crawled across the internal fuse and was long enough to reach the other side but hadn't cleared the first side so electrocuted itself and blew the fuse. Crispy crittered! :o
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