Yes I know, I know …it has been more than a while, and summer is pretty much over. But you know what? Alot was accomplished during this wonderful season of extreme warmth and heat, and I am sooo gradd! Yes, I said “gradd” – grateful & glad :).
Moving on though, I wanted to share my thoughts after reading a pop-up article that came across my computer screen a few weeks back. Let me apologize from the onset that I did not save the web link so I can’t insert it here for you to check it out. But I am sure if you google the subject you may come across similar information.
So, the title of the write up was “STOP killing these, first find out what exactly they are,”and beside it was a picture of a bug that is called a “house centipede.” My first reaction was “they cannot be serious,” but after continuing to read what appeared to be a well written defense by what I call the IAPC (Insect Anti-Prejudice Council), I realized that it was not a hoax. In fact, I was actually impressed because it was such a smooth attempt to highlight the valuable contribution of an unwanted-pest…(those not desired, just like some rodents and other uninvited species).
However, my feelings quickly shifted from a mild “4” to a heated “10” when an unpleasant memory of being bitten by a centipede surfaced. All I could think of was the pain I had experienced, the tetanus shot I had to get, and the days off sick in bed. In the end, my conviction was that self-preservation superseded ensuring that one pest be accepted in order to keep unwanted other pests away.
Sometimes in life, it is common to put up with or accept an unwanted threat (in whatever form), as a means of deterring any “more” threats. But the real question is, “Can safety really be negotiated where danger is in control?”
I’ll pause right here and continue my thoughts in the next post.
Let’s Partner Up!