HELP!!! caterpillar invasion!!!

  1. barf-o_rama!!! blech.yuck.ugh.phbt.

    i have has 5 caterpillars in my home in the past 4 days. i hate caterpillars. they make me sick to my stomach. literally choking back the yack. they are about 2 inches long. i live in central ny state. they are a dark mossy green, nearly black, with decorative tatoo-type marking on their dorsal surface. and creepy crawly little pricky feet. they wiggel adn squirm. ugh. first was perplexed..they were found in the kitchen. halle had played with 2 of them...(barf!!) thought they had hatched or whatever from 2 plants that i brought home from a friend at work,....had planned to trach the plant..then found on in the upstairs bathroom, crawling along the edge of a fleece top i wore today.(it was sittingon the floor)

    now i gots the creeply-crawly feeling...feels like i got things squirming in my hair, on my face, on my toesies,...every shadow on myslef that catches my eye, i am certain is a caterpillar,....

    sooo..any adivce? other than move? anyone dating a caterpillarologist? hewwwpp!!!!!
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   sunnygirl272
    ok..i had planned to trash the plant, not trach it...
    decided to post this rather than edit the original post, cuz i thought my typo was so funny...
  4. by   LasVegasRN
    Oh great. Why did I read this? I'm going to have the crawlies all night long. I'll probably dream of giant mutant catepillars. THANKS, Sunny.
  5. by   JonRN
    I always wanted a nice silk muffler. See if you can teach them to make silk. I can see a TV Movie in your future "Invasion of The Giant Worms". I nominate Shelley Duval for female lead because she screams real good. Robert Urich woulda been perfect for male lead but alas the worms are already consuming him. Can anyone think of another loser whose career is in the dumper for male lead?
  6. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    ok..i had planned to trash the plant, not trach it...
    decided to post this rather than edit the original post, cuz i thought my typo was so funny...
    LOL
  7. by   emily_mom
    Are they furry or not furry? Put them in a jar with some leaves and let them make their cocoons.

    Kristy
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    originally posted by jonrn
    i always wanted a nice silk muffler. see if you can teach them to make silk. i can see a tv movie in your future "invasion of the giant worms". i nominate shelley duval for female lead because she screams real good. robert urich woulda been perfect for male lead but alas the worms are already consuming him. can anyone think of another loser whose career is in the dumper for male lead?

    keanu reeves....terrible actor...but easy on the eyes...although he always comes across as dumber than a box of wet rocks, which annoys me...so maybe someone else better play the male lead...


    no seriously...i am so grossed out i can't do my own websearch on this...i need to know "
    1) how to get rid of them
    2)what kind they are,maybe
    3)where did they come from
    4) what do caterpillar eggs look like? do they lay eggs?

    hewwpp!!!

    doesn't anybody wuv me anymore?
  9. by   sunnygirl272
    dutchess drunk as a skunk:
    they are not furry.

    and no way in he LL am i letting them do their cocoon thing!!!!....moths and butterflies freak me out too....
    I WANT THEM DEAD!!! AND OUT OF MY HOUSE!!!

    when i was little we were camping and a moth flew in my dad's ear..we had to go to the hospital to get it out...(mom had tried the flashlight tric,but it was shtuck..)
  10. by   researchrabbit
    They sound like they could be swallow tail butterfly caterpillars. Put a piece of paper in front of them, let them crawl onto it and put them on one of your trees or bushes. They make lovely butterflies.
  11. by   JonRN
    No they don't lay eggs as they are in the larval stage themselves. They won't lay eggs until they reach maturity as butterflies/moths. RR's suggestion is best although it is a little late in the year for them to make a cocoon. I think they are doomed anyway, so put them outside and let nature run it's course. Take a broom and sweep them out then you won't have to touch them. What's wrong with your big strong man?
  12. by   donmurray
    Jon, the male lead could be Nicole Kidman's ex, whatsisname. Then the caterpillars wouldn't need a box to step on to meet his eye level.
  13. by   Lausana
    Where are the boys when you need them?! Time to call the kids to the rescue-they'll do anything :chuckle
  14. by   BadBird
    I would just flush them down the toilet. Bye Bye pillars.

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