Creepy earwigs, clipshears, whatever they are, I think they're trying to get into my ears!! – Hayley Matthews
We've been having a bit of an issue with clipshears. Some call them earwigs but I've googled and think they are different.
Nonetheless, they both look like scorpions with crab claws and are quite creepy-looking. You know the ones, they like to hang onto your washing and make you feel all itchy.
I've been taking advantage of the good weather doing my laundry and, despite a good shake of the line, these wee beasties are still everywhere. I've found two in a pillowcase, one in a drawer, one on the wall and one crawling up my son’s T-shirt.
My aunt always had a terrible fear of them. She’d scream about these beasties on her washing, saying she was scared they'd burrow into her ears! A horrible thought.
So, with this in mind, I was dry-boaking when our situation with these beasties hit a low.
I found one hiding in a place that I have absolutely no idea how it got into: the cotton-bud jar. Yes, those things you actually put in your ears! The irony.
Either they have magical strength and are able to lift a lid 100 times their size or those wee crab claws have cut a beastie doorway.
As I tried to get it out, it ran to the bottom of the jar, hiding between the cotton buds.
And you'll never believe what I did the other night when I came out the shower? Cleaned my ears with a cotton bud!
I'm just hoping its friend wasn't in there. Sorry, what was that you said? Thought you said something, must just be a ringing in my ear...