I was so happy about a month ago when it occurred to me that we hadn’t had nearly the Asian beetles or box elder bugs that we’ve had in the past. I should have known better but I think I may have even said it out loud. Well, never mind……they’re back and with a vengeance.
They’re everywhere. I can vacuum them from all the windows and by the time I’m done, I could start all over. They are EVERYWHERE.
I know that all critters will try to come inside for the winter where it’s warm. Our little Miss Maddie has even gotten a couple of mice lately and I think she’s maturing. She now only brings the mice up when they’re almost dead so they haven’t gotten away from her.
But these dang bugs! The Asian beetles. I hate them because they will bite you. It’s more like a little sting or a little burning feeling. But the box elder! They’re just plain creepy. I can see no useful purpose for them. This was the Good Question the other night. Do they any ANY redeeming qualities?? Sadly, NO! Box elder bugs only annoy us. But like the lady in the new story. I’ve had that in the dead of winter when I’m drinking a cup of coffee and there, in my coffee cup is a one of these bugs!
Do you have these where you live? What kind of critters do you have trying to get into your house for the long winter ahead?