Monday, April 19, 2010

Bug Invasion

When I was a kid, my twin and I loved to catch bugs. We had bug catchers that served a purpose...to catch bugs. We caught bees, ladybugs, butterflies, roly polies and moths.

Flash forward....I'm not digging on bugs the same way I used to.

Lately, as in 2 months, we have been dealing with this:


Otherwise known as a crane fly. (Looks like a mosquito wanna bee if you ask me.) Supposedly, they don't bite or sting but they are a huge nuisance. Not only do they tend to fly mainly at night, but their purpose is to annoy me until I get out of bed, armed with a shoe, attempting to smash it.

Not only are they annoying but before they become the fearless winged species, they look like this:



Trust me...finding one of those crawling on the kitchen countertop without any explanation at to how it arrived, will make me scream.

**I can now add swan diving to their resume because as I typed this, one did a swan dive, right into my glass of water. I'm no longer interested in whether they can swim; I just want them gone!

I'm hanging out my "no vacancy" sign tomorrow. I sure hope they can read.

16 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

I'm with you on this....and let me add, "EWWW!"

Doris Plaster said...

Double EWW! hahaha

Nezzy said...

Good bugs...bad bugs...creepy crawly bugs....triple "EWWWWW!!!"

They do look much like what we term as fruit flies 'round these parts.

Ya'll have one terrific Tuesday!!!!

Buckeroomama said...

Ewww! I hope you get rid of them soon!!!

Megryansmom said...

Thanks for clearing up the name of those nasty flies. I live near a nuclear plant and always thought they were skeeters on steroids.

Lin said...

Ick. Ick. Ick. I had a centipede in the house the other day and it completely freaked me out. I scared it and it was running crazy right towards ME! It had me cornered and I was screaming until somebody came to get him. Yeah...I don't like bugs either.

Angela Cooper said...

Ewwwwwww, Ok, can't finish my coffe now. Like the new layout.

Veronica Lee said...

EWWWW!!! I can feel my flesh crawl!!

Get rid of them fast. Burn them, drown them, anything - just get rid of them!!!

Mari said...

Yuck! I hate bugs too and those ones look disgusting!

Dandy said...

Gah! Eeek!

Suz said...

I am also a bug hater. Our problem this time of year is ANTS. They seem to come from nowhere and invade the house. We (I use that term loosely since it was really my husband) sprayed around the foundation with something to keep the ants outside. So far, so good.

Hope your creepy crawly visitors leave soon.

Ace said...

I could deal with the bug, but the larva? Ewwwwwwww! Nothing skeeves me out more than when flies get in the trash cans during the summer and I open them to find...maggots. I can't even deal with them. I just throw the lid back in the general direction of the can and run. The next guy can clean them up. :P

blueviolet said...

Wait, the wormy parts come in the house??? SICK!!!!!

Arizona Mamma said...

Oh my gosh! These things are everywhere here! They have invaded en masse.

Sheryl said...

Ok, Noah could have left that pair off of the ark :)

Farila said...

yuck yuck LOL!!!!
The Larva really made me jump out of my chair as though it was going to jump on me..

 

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