Ok, for the record, we are clean people in my house, but because of the large garden between my building and the one on the other side of the street, and the sheer fact that I live in a large 6-story apartment building in Queens, NY, we end up getting at least one waterbug a summer.

Well, we got our first of the year last night and since my room is the hottest in the house (no air conditioner) and right next to the bathroom, it was of course attracted to that and is where we found it. I am telling you this was the biggest bug I have ever seen in my life! You could hear it walking on the blinds. I have no idea how it made it in, but it made loud sounds when it flew.

Ok, I'm venting a little right now, but needless to say the bug scared the bejeezus out of me and the very thought that this creepy crawler could have been fluttering about while I slept is still making me cringe. I do not want this to happen again: anyone have any suggestions for warding off water bugs??