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09 March 2005 @ 12:57 pm
Weevil Infestation!  
I keep telling myself, "They're just caterpillars, they're just caterpillars".
But they look like maggots!
And they're crawling all over the frickin' ceiling!

Emily found the source of the infestation, an old bag of rolled oats (for Anzac bickies, I assume), and of course I disposed of it.
It was literally crawling with weevils, with a fair number of dead and dessicated ones as well.

Okay, to be fair, I'm not that squemish, and have spent the last couple of days squishing with my bare hands the occasional one I've spotted crawling on the wall.
However, this morning, something possessed me to look up at the ceiling, and they were fucking everywhere!
Starting from the cupboard of the tainted oats, they had crawled up to the ceiling and spread out in all directions.
There was nothing else for me to do but grab the vacuum cleaner.

I wonder if they died from the suction/heat/blunt force trauma, or if there is a writhing mass of larvae still in the bag.
 
 
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
 
 
 
Some guy called Lap?harkon on March 9th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
Well having the whole exoskeleton/goopy guts combo going I am pretty sure some would have survived. Haven't you emptied the vacuum cleaner yet?
Jacobyak_boy on March 9th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
Nope, just put the vacuum cleaner back in the cupboard.

But, since they just keep coming (I can already see three more crawling across the wall/ceiling), I don't really care if they crawl out of the vacuum or not.

They are, as I say, just caterpillars.
And since we threw away all remaining grains and flour products in the cupboard they shouldn't pose too much of a threat.

If they all turn into moths, at least Lucy will have fun chasing them around the flat.
Steph_megalomania_ on March 9th, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
Eeep! Hope all the weevils are in weevil heaven by now.

I'm not sure I'd want a wriggling mass of anything in my vacuum cleaner bag. I'd be too worried about them busily plotting a revenge campaign in there.

Xhanthilast_reprise on March 9th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
OH. MY. GOD. That is the most horrifying thing I have ever heard.