Smash First, Ask Questions Later

When you see something that looks a bit like this

Ground beetle, Scarites subterraneus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Photo by Drees.

out for a leisurely stroll across the floor of your apartment, the first order of business is to find some way of killing it. The second is figuring out what it was.

I find
What's That Bug to be an invaluable resource for the latter — nevermind the fact that my first order of business created what the site calls Unnecessary Carnage.

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    At least it wasn't a spider!

  2. Oh, I have spiders, too. Those don't bother me, though — I just ignore them. I also ignore house centipedes and crickets. But this guy freaked me out because he didn't look like any of the aforementioned critters.

  3. i shot a big spider in the basement with a .22 caliber blank once. It left a black mark on the wall with a white spider outline in the middle. Like in a Tom and Jerry cartoon where Tom runs through a screen door and there is a cat outline in the screen.
    My wife was not happy about that.