Its that time of year again when the temperature drops and the ground freezes and many of the furry and chitin creatures (insects) seek a warmer and for some damp environment. Sadly our invaded space is our laundry room which also houses a few bags of bird seed and suet so it is favored by the rodent types. Luckily, our count is only to two on these visiting wildlings. Yet, I think in some ways the appearance of these fuzzy creatures out weighs that of the camel (or greenhouse-stone) crickets (or as our neighbors call them spider crickets). Their very large curved abdomen and hind-limbs make them a bit menacing looking (for a creature the size of your pinky finger). So here’s to creature proofing your home — and enjoying a critter free Thanksgiving!