He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. ~ Psalm 147:3

This is an earwig. I was attacked (pinched) by one a few years ago. It was horrible. Like a zillion bee stings. The pain lasted all day.

I never knew such a bug existed so I didn’t know what it was until I looked it up.

It’s harmless, they said. It doesn’t even bite, they said. They pinch, that’s all.

The next day my arm was swollen but that’s a usual reaction for me after an insect bite, so I wasn’t concerned.

Day three my entire arm was red and swollen. And by day four, it was red hot with streaks running up and down and it looked more like a tree trunk than an arm. That’s when I realized the internet lied to me and went to the doctor.

He was quite alarmed when he saw it and thought I should go to the hospital. I had a bacterial infection. But, I had to go to work. So he prescribed a strong does of Amoxicillin and said if that didn’t work I’d have to go to the hospital. Thankfully, my arm got back to normal within a few days.

So, in spite of how harmless these guys are supposed to be, I murdered one on my back porch this morning. With the big rubber chainsaw blade my youngest grandson outgrew, I whacked and whacked the poor little guy till there was nothing left of him.

NOTHING!

I did feel guilty, though.

But, I got over it.

Real quick.

 

 

Comments on: "If You Believe Everything You Read on the Internet, Don’t!" (10)

  1. Beware the harmless little earwig … Wack … Wack …

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  2. I have eliminated bunches of earwigs in different years around here. I did not feel guilty. I’m glad you avoided the hospital, but I’m sorry you were n so much distress from that pinch.

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    • Thanks, Dan. That was the first and I hope the last of earwig pinches for me. I react to bee stings but never like I reacted to that earwig. How did you get rid of them? I’ve never noticed as many of them as here lately. The one I slaughtered this morning was the biggest one I’ve ever seen.

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  3. Lol, sounds horrendous, when I was a child I used to see them in flowers and I was terrified that one would jump in my ear 😳

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  4. Roy Staton said:

    That bug was the size of a cat, glad she didn’t invite it in! Good article!

    On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 2:43 PM Straight from the Heart wrote:

    > Sandi Staton posted: “This is an earwig. I was attacked (pinched) by one a > few years ago. It was horrible. Like a zillion bee stings. The pain lasted > all day. I never knew such a bug existed so I didn’t know what it was until > I looked it up. It’s harmless, they said. It ” >

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