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Old 07-20-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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We've had stink bugs starting to show up around here, but I haven't seen anything remotely like that picture, above. Stick bugs are annoying but harmless, so I let them be.

 
Old 07-20-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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We have greenhead flies here, probably the most vicious fly that exists on this planet. Luckily, they only exist near the salt marsh areas. Their bite feels exactly like being stabbed by a thumbtack. Makes mosquito bites feel like a Swedish massage.

The Greenhead and You - Atlantic County Government

I sometimes drive through the salt marsh near my house, and hundreds of them viciously swarm my truck. I give them the finger.
LOL

I'll try not to complain too much about the mosquitoes!
 
Old 07-20-2010, 01:49 PM
 
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Ohhh, man. I was in Virginia during the last cicada emergence. I think it was the 17 year swarm. It was like a Biblical plague. They were dropping out of trees by the dozen and landing on my head. They are harmless, but they grip your skin for dear life and are ugly as sin. And they were the size of a freakin' cell phone. Crazy.
Gross! I could do without ever experiencing that.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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**sob** They just towed our old car away...
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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**sob** They just towed our old car away...
Awwww...light a candle.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Sigh. I only wish I had your insect problems. Union Federal, the flies we experience in rural NSW feel like a red hot poisonous thumbtack when they bite. The mosquitos here....well I bet they could airlift a small child. Good thing there are so many deadly spiders here, b/c they're good at keeping some of the 'skeeters at bay. Some of the fatter spiders are kept in check by the red-bellied black snakes, occasionally by the more deadly brown snake. Don't get me started on the dingoes..

Right now in the dead of winter, we only have to worry about being turned out of our home by mice. One peeked over the top of the drapes as we were watching "Mystic River" on DVD, but I think he'd already seen it.

This is getting like Monty Python..."you lived in a shoebox?? when I was young we didn't have anything so luxurious"!
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Awwww...light a candle.


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Sigh. I only wish I had your insect problems. Union Federal, the flies we experience in rural NSW feel like a red hot poisonous thumbtack when they bite. The mosquitos here....well I bet they could airlift a small child. Good thing there are so many deadly spiders here, b/c they're good at keeping some of the 'skeeters at bay. Some of the fatter spiders are kept in check by the red-bellied black snakes, occasionally by the more deadly brown snake. Don't get me started on the dingoes..

Right now in the dead of winter, we only have to worry about being turned out of our home by mice. One peeked over the top of the drapes as we were watching "Mystic River" on DVD, but I think he'd already seen it.

This is getting like Monty Python..."you lived in a shoebox?? when I was young we didn't have anything so luxurious"!
LOL!

Mosquitos eat me alive, too, but luckily haven't had a problem yet this summer. Ours are just "normal" mosquitos, though, I guess.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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[quote=jacq63;15123558]Sigh. I only wish I had your insect problems. Union Federal, the flies we experience in rural NSW feel like a red hot poisonous thumbtack when they bite. The mosquitos here....well I bet they could airlift a small child. Good thing there are so many deadly spiders here, b/c they're good at keeping some of the 'skeeters at bay. Some of the fatter spiders are kept in check by the red-bellied black snakes, occasionally by the more deadly brown snake. Don't get me started on the dingoes..

Right now in the dead of winter, we only have to worry about being turned out of our home by mice. One peeked over the top of the drapes as we were watching "Mystic River" on DVD, but I think he'd already seen it.

This is getting like Monty Python..."you lived in a shoebox?? when I was young we didn't have anything so luxurious"![/quote]

Of course not! We walked barefoot to school in the middle of a blizzard, 10 miles each way. LOL
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Of course not! We walked barefoot to school in the middle of a blizzard, 10 miles each way. LOL
Uphill both ways.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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Uphill both ways.
Yeah, I don't know how I forgot that part. LOL
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