I wanted to ignore and believe that no thingamajiggers would ever invade our tropical paradise. I thought that we were going to be the lucky ones that would just enjoy this nice, warm, and humid climate without any unwelcome house guests. Unfortunately, my fantasy was short-lived and we had a couple experiences worth sharing.
Last weekend, we had our first experience with a thingamajigger. My youngest son woke up to a mukade, or centipede crawling on his hand. This was quite traumatic, and we were fortunate that he was unharmed. We were told that these critters bite, travel in pairs, and are hard to kill. Justin found the thingamajigger when he returned from Tokyo, hiding in a box (they like dark places), under my youngest son's bed. Needless to say, I had my Japanese friend go with me to store to find some Boric Acid powder. This powder is supposed to be sprinkled around the perimeter of the house. I bought the waterproof kind, so hopefully it will do the trick. We are still unsure how this thingamajigger got into the house. It could've come in with the laundry I hang out, or possibly, in a crack in the house.
|Example of gokiburi trap.|