Relax, I got it! As many of you are aware, I have had a monumental problem with crickets around (and in) my house for the past several weeks. The other night I was going out into my garage and, following my newly developed procedure, I first turned on the light switch, then hit the (metal) door to announce my intention prior to opening said door. I then opened the door and visually scanned the steps, clear. I did, however, spot a cricket on the rug at the bottom of the stairs so I stomped down the steps and continued to stomp as I reached the bottom. Just as I stomped my left foot, I felt something in my slipper! I kicked my left slipper off of my foot, while screaming at my husband because we all know this was his fault! Cricket no. 1 was confused and scampering away thankfully. Cricket no. 2 was dead, squished in my slipper so now I have cricket guts on my foot!! Aaaarrrghhhh! I sat down on the step to scrape guts off of my foot and noticed on my right pant leg the cricket innards had squirted onto my pants.
On my way upstairs to take a shower and throw my clothes in the washing machine, I quietly and calmly informed my hubs of "WTH all that screaming was about", notice he didn't come out to investigate.
Last night we went to visit some very dear friends of ours and during the evening, over cake and coffee, we were sharing our cricket dilemmas. Our friends were just in disbelief that my hubs couldn't manage to spray some kind of something to alleviate this problem. He is Mr. Home Depot with shelves just chock full of stuff out in that garage.
I slept a little late this morning and when I came downstairs for coffee my hubs informed me that he had thoroughly sprayed and eradicated all crickets in a 50 foot radius of our house. Thank you Faith and George.