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Nasty wasps, spiders, flies etc

 
 
Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2021 03:25 pm
Hi

I just came up with this brilliant and not scary idea with bugs and insects. Just start your vacuum cleaner and zap them. I just zapped 2 wasps and a big butterfly. Not even scary! And a long distance if you remove the front attachment.

/TooFriendly112
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hightor
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2021 03:59 pm
@TooFriendly112,
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...and a big butterfly.

May I ask why?


tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jul, 2021 04:07 pm
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

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...and a big butterfly.

May I ask why?




I think she might be a serial killer.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 03:56 am
@tsarstepan,
we gotta protect Snap Krackle and Pop
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 08:48 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

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...and a big butterfly.

May I ask why?


don't you know that many butterfly species are endangered?

And yeah - you gotta watch out for their sting.

Speaking of endangered bugs - I saw several lightning bugs in my yard last night - so nice to see! We live in area that is a really good habitat for them.
hightor
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 09:18 am
@Linkat,
I'm assuming that the OP was referring to a moth, not a butterfly. You see moths indoors more commonly than you'd see a butterfly.

But a few years ago I discovered a chrysalis of a Monarch butterfly in my dining room, at the top of an interior window. There must've been a caterpillar in the bouquet of wildflowers in the vase below. I relocated it outdoors and tied it to a milkweed stalk.

https://i.imgur.com/RbI0uKY.jpg
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 09:49 am
There are lots of bugs that deserve to die. Mosquitoes are one of the biggest risks to human health. I would add termites, fire ants and bedbugs to the list.

When I was a kid, we were paid a bounty for each gypsy moth caterpillar we killed. These are nasty critters that kill trees across large swaths of upstate NY.
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 10:19 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

There are lots of bugs that deserve to die. Mosquitoes are one of the biggest risks to human health. I would add termites, fire ants and bedbugs to the list.

When I was a kid, we were paid a bounty for each gypsy moth caterpillar we killed. These are nasty critters that kill trees across large swaths of upstate NY.


Certainly especially the invasive species. Stink bugs for instance - they go down the toilet with their stink intact.

But some are very important to our ecology - like bees

hightor
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 10:23 am
@maxdancona,
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There are lots of bugs that deserve to die.


No, they don't "deserve" to die. Humans may be excused for trying to eradicate them but it's not a matter of which species "deserve" to live and which don't.

As to "Gypsy" moths...

This Moth’s Name Is a Slur. Scientists Won’t Use It Anymore.

I think this is dumb — I don't think the name was applied to disparage any ethnic group; it was always explained as referring to the way the moths would move from one area to another, showing up some years and not others.

hightor
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 10:27 am
@Linkat,
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But some are very important to our ecology - like bees


Yup. A lot of other ones as well. The pesticides we use to control one particular unwanted species end up killing many others, many of which are helpful.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 10:43 am
@Linkat,
Of course Linkat.

Humans are smart enough and advanced enough to decide which insects are beneficial and which are harmful.

We spray to kill mosquitos. We change policies to protect bees. Mosquito species that carry human disease are bad bugs. Bees are good bugs. I dont think this distinction is that difficult.
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 10:57 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

I think this is dumb — I don't think the name was applied to disparage any ethnic group; it was always explained as referring to the way the moths would move from one area to another, showing up some years and not others.


The pendulum has yet to return to the middle.
hightor
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 10:58 am
@maxdancona,
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Humans are smart enough and advanced enough to decide which insects are beneficial and which are harmful.

But not smart enough to prevent the mass killing of beneficial insects while we attempt to control harmful ones. The introduction of genetically modified mosquitoes which confer sterility is an example of humans being "smart enough" – but don't be surprised if these solutions end up creating new problems further down the road.
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We change policies to protect bees.

Except when we give in to political pressure.

10 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Neonics
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 11:22 am
@Mame,
Has it?

The Roma remain one on the most disadvantaged groups in the World.

They were treated exactly the same as Jewish people during the Holocaust.

There’s no Roma homeland, things just went back to how they were before the war.

I’ve known people use disparaging terms towards Roma who would never use insulting terms about other ethnic groups because they’re not seen as an ethnic group.

My father would never use the N word, but regularly referred to Roma as “Gippos.”
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 15 Jul, 2021 08:28 pm
@hightor,
first I heard that term. In recent years Ive gotten our Amish neighbors to stop using neonicotoids an the state and township spray trucks. We have several bee keepers whove been rally crippled since the 70;s from ag usage of nicotoids .

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