I’m sure my parents will be more than a little unthrilled about me writing a blog entry on this, but it isn’t like it’s their fault.
Our beautiful Milan house has a plague, a REAL plague. Ladybugs. It may sound crazy, but it is really an epidemic in this part of the country right now and particularly bad in my poor unlucky home. The computer/laundry room, the family room and the conservatory are the worst. And since I spend so much time on the computer, I have to say I have nearly lost my mind with all these buggers crawling around. EVERYWHERE! Across the keyboard on the mouse even, not to mention all over the countertop, floor and windows. The article I linked above mentions “vacuuming and discarding” the ones that get into your house. Yeah, right.
I actually got a natural high earlier when my dad pulled out the vacuum and we commenced sucking up the bastards all around the room. It was a full 10 minutes of “there’s one” “oh look, there in the corner” “there’s another one on the wall” etc. This was after I had obliterated about 30 yesterday with the handheld. But it was more fun hunting them together.
Unfortunately, I have to report that just 3 hours later, the room is infested again.
Sure sure, they are just harmless little ladybugs, but you have no idea how they grate on you when they live their crawly little lives all over your HOUSE! And actually, this article says that the asian beetle, which they are sometimes called, might possible cause the extinction of the North American ladybug. The bastards! How dare they??!!!
Well, there. That’s it. I have aired my family’s big secret. Try not to think less of us. Afterall, we are the victims here.