There's a cricket or frog in my bedroom

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  1. Mem

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    Every five minutes or so it will make a noise for about 6 short bursts and then keep quiet. I have no idea how he got in here or where he is hiding. I hate critters, they skeeve me out. It may be one of those tiny lizards, I don't know if they make noise.
     
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    it sounds like a cricket to me.
     
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    It's the ghost of squashed bugs past.
     
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    Can only hope whatever it is gnaws your pecker off while you sleep. :biggrin1:

    Unless of course you man-up, find the thing, and kill it.
     
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    Gnaws off his pecker? Hate it when that happens..
     
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    Oh the things they don't tell you in the real estate flyers!

    EVERYBODY in Florida has something crawling, flying, or slithering in their house. If it's a lizard, leave it, because it will eat things that are even worse... like giant cockroaches which they euphemistically refer to as, "palmetto bugs." It's a ROACH. If it's making a kind of barking or tweeting noise, that's a gecko. They're the only lizards with a voice. Geckos are cool. Leave it be.
     
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    Yeah - with their little Mockney accents... :rolleyes:

    I agree with jason - Leave it be. It is part of where you live now that these creatures will be in and around your living space. There is no need to be skeeved out by it - you need to learn to control that reaction, recting like that to stuff you can do very little about is only going to make your life less pleasant.

    If it were something that was going to do harm to your living environment or be a health hazzard then you'd need to do something - but if it is a cricket, frog or gecko (my money's on gecko from your description of the noise) then it's not going to harm you.
     
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    You say that now but see how high your tolerance is when the bastard is chirping away at 3am in the morning.

    What I would do, mem, is go to a hardware store and pick up one of those plug in bug lights. What it does is, emits a high frequency pitch that bothers bugs. Kicks them out of the house without RAID or any of those sprays.

    IT doesn't seem to affect my pet, but I havent seen/heard a single cricket or spider since I got it.:wink:
     
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    As opposed to the other 3am, hmmm? :tongue:

    Well - if it is a noise issue rather than a being skeeved out issue - I guess that is somewhat different. That crosses the line from 'not harming you' to 'fucking up your sleep'.
     
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    I think it was just outside my window ledge and may have never been inside. The noise go fainter as the night went on so it must have been getting farther away. At one point it sounded like a crow.
     
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    There was a commercial years back which went something like this.


    Wife: It's 3a.m. in the morning what are you doing?

    Husband: I'm having a Stella D'Oro breakfast treat.


    The announcer then informed us that there was no wrong time to have a Stella D'Oro Breakfast treat-and the announcer was right. 3a.m. in the morning or 2p.m in the afternoon it's always the time for Dubonnet. No, come to think of it Before is the time for Dubonnet (got my commercials confused again).
     
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