Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Post Thirteen: Bugs die too.

Hey y'all!
So, I don't know why it didn't strike me as odd earlier but it appears that my mortuary is in fact a strange bug cemetery. For the past 18 months or so I have found an average of 3-5 dead bugs each morning, all curled up on the spare table I have in the corner of the room. Sometimes there's one, and then a couple of hours later I'll see another one thats gone belly up on the floor...
I can't think of any reasoning for this mass bug death. For one, what the hell type of bug are they? As a kid I remember them in Western Australia, and have a vague memory of calling them slaters (this could just be rubbish from the mush in my brain and perhaps pulled from the dude from saved by the bell???).
Secondly, I NEVER see them alive. Ever. Could it be that the chemicals I use attract them and then KILL THEM! I'm going to keep a record and write about them again in a month.


  1. OH MAN for some reason i get dead ants appear on my bathroom sinks in mass numbers! It happened in Dixon St and its been happening in Frederick an ancient ant burial ground or something. Thats all i got. Bugs are sweet as. :)

  2. I'm pretty sure you had ants in Dixon street because the kitchen was built in 180BC...and you get ants in Frederick because you live across from Toowong cemetery and all they do over there is eat the filthy remains of rich people and stumble back to your place when their guts explode.

  3. That would explain the ant faeces. But why the bathroom Sarah! WHY THE BATHROOM

  4. Hello, just discovered your blog,
    interesting stuff.
    definitely used to call em slaters in sydney.