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Old 07-17-2011, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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First, I'll apologize for not having a picture ready, but I've only ever seen these things at night, and haven't been able to snap any photos, though I'll try again tonight.

This summer, I've noticed an abundance of a certain kind of bug, unlike any I've seen before. They're about one inch long, very narrow bodies, with (apparently) non-folding wings. They're rather unremarkable, except that I haven't seen any fly. Their backsides look way too heavy for them to lift, and constantly drag on whatever surface they're on. In addition, at the end of their bodies, two long, thin antenna (I doubt that's the scientific term, but I'm at a loss for a more specific word) that kind of resemble the rear-end antenna of a centipede stick out.

I've seen these bugs in large clusters, by drive-thru windows, at the gas station, and a particularly large group at the movie theater. I'm just hazarding a guess when I say they're attracted to the artificial light.

Does anyone have any ideas? This is my fifth summer in Omaha, and I haven't seen these bugs before, or at least in the clusters and concentrations I've noticed over the past few weeks.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I've seen them too. I always just assumed they were freaky looking mosquitoes of some sort. And I have seen a few fly. Its extremely eerie.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, NE
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First, I'll apologize for not having a picture ready, but I've only ever seen these things at night, and haven't been able to snap any photos, though I'll try again tonight.

This summer, I've noticed an abundance of a certain kind of bug, unlike any I've seen before. They're about one inch long, very narrow bodies, with (apparently) non-folding wings. They're rather unremarkable, except that I haven't seen any fly. Their backsides look way too heavy for them to lift, and constantly drag on whatever surface they're on. In addition, at the end of their bodies, two long, thin antenna (I doubt that's the scientific term, but I'm at a loss for a more specific word) that kind of resemble the rear-end antenna of a centipede stick out.

I've seen these bugs in large clusters, by drive-thru windows, at the gas station, and a particularly large group at the movie theater. I'm just hazarding a guess when I say they're attracted to the artificial light.

Does anyone have any ideas? This is my fifth summer in Omaha, and I haven't seen these bugs before, or at least in the clusters and concentrations I've noticed over the past few weeks.

I know what you are talking about. They are terrible. At the car dealership I work at in Bellevue they get on the cars that are wet and when the water dries it leaves a nasty acid raid looking appearance with a reddish color spot behind. We can't wait for winter to come back to make them go away!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I've increased my defenses around the perimeter. I've already applied the Ortho Home Defense stuff. I'm going to be spraying the Cutter Back Yard bug control this week, and I'm impatiently awaiting a bug zapper from Amazon that is supposed to show up this week as well. I hope by the end of this week I'll get some results in the right direction. If it's war the bugs want. It's war they will get!
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