This was the Good Question the other night and I have to wonder if everyone else has these stupid asian beetles and box elder bugs in their house.
“Some bugs die, like mayflies and mosquitoes. The new insects are newly hatched in the spring. Some insects hibernate, like ladybug beetles. But a lot stay active in the winter. For example, honeybees cluster in their hives and create heat by flapping their wings. Some bugs, just move into our homes.”
That’s what it said on the Good Question. They move into my house every fall. The colder it gets outside, the more come in. The box elder bugs are the worst in numbers. There are millions of them. My white house looks black if it’s a really sunny day. I can walk around the house and spray them off. KILL THEM ALL and by the time I get around my house, back to where I started, it looks like I haven’t done anything. They are thick on the house again. Now mind you, these bugs only “bother” us. They don’t bite nor do they hurt anything. They are merely an annoyance. But they will come flying right at you and hit you squarely in the face. The penalty is death. I mean, even for a bug, how dumb can you be to fly smack dab into someone’s face? The face of the person whose house you’re living in!! This is a box elder bug:
Now let’s talk the asian beetles. These bugs are just as annoying and bothersome as the box elder bug but they bite. Oh yes, they dare to come into my house and want a place to live and then they bite me? How do they think this is going to work? Their bite leaves you feeling like you have a slight burn. These are also harder to kill because they fly more than the box elder bug. There are so many of them and they are harder to kill so there is a certain period in the year that I have two vacuum cleaners out because by the time I leave a room for 10 minutes and come back, there are enough to vacuum up. I’ve also been told that if you kill them, others will smell that smell and come in to find them so vacuuming them up is the best thing to do but let’s face it, who wants their vacuum cleaner out all the time? Not one but two!!!! Here are what the darling asian beetles look like:The worse isn’t even here yet. When the farmers plow all the fields, then it get much worse so I’m waiting for that day. It should be any day now. Then they will be thick in here. They eventually do die off but not all of them. Some of these suckers will make it through the winter. I swear they live under the siding or something. On some warmer winter days they will appear in sunny windows.
I know we all live in different places but do any of you have these bugs? If not, any other pesky things that won’t leave you alone?