The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150645 Message #3510728
Posted By: JohnInKansas
01-May-13 - 12:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
Subject: RE: BS: Natural Insect Repellents
They are also up too high for me to reach to squash reasonably.
As long as they're not bigger than the inlet, a hand vac should give you enough extension to reach an 8' ceiling (although a place as old as you've described might have them at 10 ft). If you can make 'em move, a good vac will probably unstick 'em from the wall and suck them up from a few inches away with the nozzle.
As you said, our cats chased them some at first, but soon learned that they're not very tasty.
The little snakes seemed to like them, and never lost their eagerness, but they're not good at climbing walls.
Maybe a pet iguana would like them? A friend had one that disappeared when it was about 6" long and they spotted it again three years later when it was close to 3 feet, so they must eat some kind of indoor critters.