The war with bugs

Nature9000

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You know, when I was a kid, and throughout much of my early years, I would go out of my way to hunt those pesky flies, mosquitos and other bugs that would fly about the house. I'd do everything in my power to make sure they were deceased. Now, I'm reminded and take great joy in Prince and Nikita, as they zero in on an annoying fly that has flown into the apartment and chase it. The three of us have worked together to destroy this pesky intruder and I am proud to have companions to share in my lifelong war with bugs. XD. A little late night humor for you brought to you by the likeness of Matt, Prince, and Nikita
 

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honestly, I might have to intentionally let in a bug or two to give Puar some daytime entertainment while I'm at work. Maybe a grasshopper or cricket to give him a fighting chance (I have really high ceilings) hahahaha
 
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Haha, yeah I can see doing that just to create some sort of entertainment for the kitties. It's interesting though, now that I think about it. I keep my apartment pretty clean, though when I first moved in there were small cockroaches everywhere with the occasional straggler after the complex bombed the place. Seeing one was rare but still one might rear its ugly head; but once I got Prince, and then Nikita, those appearances have been strangely rarer. I've seen maybe one since I got Nikita in February of 2018-even since Prince when I got him in November of 2017. I'm not sure if it's just that I have clean habits and don't leave trash around or if it's because the cats may have prevented the arrival of some. Who knows, but certainly bugs don't last long around us LOL
 

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I get stink bugs too. The cats catch and try to eat them, although they seem to taste terrible to them. They also like pantry moths. Those are challenging to catch and seem to be more edible.
 

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Nothing makes a cat happier than a fly in the house. Spot one and the relentless chase is on, and when caught a delicious snack. I have always thought they taste like a raisin to a cat.

My house has centipedes, which Willow also enjoys chasing and catching. But either they bite going down or don’t taste very good because I will inevitably find a centipede carcass a number of times during the summer months, with all its legs removed.

The only insect my cats have not enjoyed is carpenter ants. In my previous home I had an infestation and after spraying there were thousands crawling out to die on the basement floor for weeks. The cats wouldn’t go anywhere near them and seemed to find them as revolting as I did so I had to build raised ramps for them to cross the floors to their litter boxes.
 

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There's something about spiders that fascinate my cats, past and present. They especially enjoy when they put their paw on one and it scurries away so they have to chase after it. 🕷
 
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