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Old 05-23-2012, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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I don't mind 6-legged insects too much, but bugs with 8 or more legs ----- eeeeeeeew! I can appreciate spiders' beauty, but not inside my house. And centipedes are my worst nemesis. My house is very old, and the unfinished basement is always damp. This is the time of year when the centipedes creep up from the basement into my bedroom.

Outdoors, mosquitoes are pretty bad in my area most summers. I've only seen a few so far this year, but they're coming, I'm sure. They're usually pretty bad from late June through August, unless we have an unseasonal dry spell.

Good peeve, Jezer!

By the way - that's a beautiful garden photo, Jezer!

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Old 05-23-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I love spiders as well and they are beneficial. (Except in your bed.) The mosquitoes scare the crap out of me with their vector borne illnesses. I've seen West Nile in action and it's ugly. I loved cicada season. We've seen it twice here in our house. I had the roosters for the first 17 yr. cycle. They got really fat! I have some really happy memories of the boys across the street with the last cycle of cicadas right before they moved and broke my heart.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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Thumbs up Removing bugs from the front of a car - is easy!!

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In the southern U.S we have love bug season in the spring and fall. Harmless to humans (they don't bite) but murder on the front of the car. Ruins the paint. They swarm during mating season, hence the name.
The easiest way I have ever found to get bugs off the front of a car:

Spray it on, wait 15-20 seconds wipe it off.

Bug Melt


BUG MELT - YouTube
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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I don't mind 6-legged insects too much, but bugs with 8 or more legs ----- eeeeeeeew! I can appreciate spiders' beauty, but not inside my house. And centipedes are my worst nemesis. My house is very old, and the unfinished basement is always damp. This is the time of year when the centipedes creep up from the basement into my bedroom.

Outdoors, mosquitoes are pretty bad in my area most summers. I've only seen a few so far this year, but they're coming, I'm sure. They're usually pretty bad from late June through August, unless we have an unseasonal dry spell.

Good peeve, Jezer!

By the way - that's a beautiful garden photo, Jezer!

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You have centipedes partly because you don't allow the 8 legged ones to remain. Those spiders you kill off are (usually) harmless and eat a lot of the bugs you don't want around. In our house they are allowed to stay unless they are large enough to carry away strawberries. Those are my strawberries! We do clear their webs if they are visible. After a while they learn to hide them from sight.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Here in Colorado it's Miller time and i'm not talking beer!

Every year we have millions of Miller moths invade us for a couple of weeks or so. It's so bad that it causes car accidents.

I walked into my foyer the other night and it looked like I had living curtains on the outside of my windows, they were so thick that the light from the porch was blocked.

Don't even get me started on the Deer flies
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Southern England.
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Blimey- what have I touched upon?

I concur with Baldrick about flying ants. A swarm once erupted in our living room by some French windows!

A vacumn cleaner came to our rescue!

Here we are on the banks of a river and about now we are due for the annual Mayfly swarms.

(Oh, I'm back home by the way!)
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