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    What bug do you hate most?

    For me.........it's the mosquito hands down.

    Too so small to eat. They are the bane of my outdoor experience.

    I detest wearing bug spray, so hate when the skeeters are so bad as to mandate it's donning.

    The ThremaCell works at times, but not when mobile or when it's windy.

    Absolutely HATE, HATE, HATE MOSQUITOES!!!!



    So, what bug drives to to that unhappy place of hate and discontent?
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Ticks... little bastards give me the Willie's....
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Skeeters. Hate the bastards.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    For me.........it's the mosquito hands down............

    .....So, what bug drives to to that unhappy place of hate and discontent?
    Ladybirds, they are so niminy-piminy.

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    Absolutely HATE, HATE, HATE MOSQUITOES!!!!
    What are mosquitoes again?
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    ..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.
    I'll never hear the end of this.
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    Fire ants. I wear boots when I work but wear flip flops the rest of the time and it's been years since I didn't have a few fire ant bites on my feet. They are everywhere.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    When I was little, it was chiggers. Every time we went to my granddad's farm, I would get them so back I'd scratch myself to sleep every night. They don't bother near as much now.

    I've never been a big fan of mosquitos, either.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Skeeters are probably most detested. Although ticks and chiggers are very high on the list.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Skeeters. They drive me mad sometimes.

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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Cockroaches!! Because they invade my space!! All the outside bugs are just doing what they do 'cause we are in their space! But skeeter's, ticks and chiggers on high on that list!

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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Quote Originally Posted by shush View Post
    Ladybirds, they are so niminy-piminy.

    1. affectedly prim or refined.

    "she had a niminy-piminy ladylike air"





    What are mosquitoes again?
    Mosquitoes were a wooden construction twin engine WW2 British fighter bomber. You should know that.

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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisheadgib View Post
    Fire ants. I wear boots when I work but wear flip flops the rest of the time and it's been years since I didn't have a few fire ant bites on my feet. They are everywhere.
    Same here. Little buggers will find you and bite, nothing keeps them away
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    In order, that would be chiggers, ticks, and mosquitoes. Chiggers go for the 'tender bits' that make scratching problematic, ticks carry Lyme disease, and mosquitoes make movement in the deer stand mandatory.

    Might as well throw in yellow jackets that build nests in the ground or hollow trees and stumps with a hole at ground level. You're walking along minding your own business, and then, all of a sudden............ Thank the powers that be for gasoline and homemade firecrackers, and engine starting fluid.
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    Mosquitos are the worst. They are terrible around here pretty much all summer. They even manage to get in my house and snack on me in my sleep!

    That said when I lived in Florida fire ants were the bane of my existence.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Ticks

    Skeeters are more often a issue; but, ticks win.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Quote Originally Posted by sgtrock21 View Post
    Mosquitoes were a wooden construction twin engine WW2 British fighter bomber. You should know that.
    The de Havilland?

    Why did he not say?

    Who could not help but come all over febrile where they are concerned.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Chiggers, hands-down. No insect has made me more miserable for longer.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Mosquitoes, hands down. Especially when bear hunting, because as Zee mentioned, they often necessitate bug spray, and bears can smell it.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Bed bugs are an occupational hazard, and I hate those things! Never had them, but stripping down to the old boxers and bagging your clothes on the street kinda sucks.

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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Ticks.

    You cant kill them by swatting them. If you kill them after they dig in, they can give you nasty sickness of all different types. If you crush them after they are engorged, they pop a converted blood explosion that makes the gorge rise.

    Skeeters suck, but at least they die if you swat them.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Mosquitos are a nuisance but I hardly ever get bit even when they are out in clouds. There are these NASTY flies around here that bite and draw blood. They are only around for a few weeks out of the year but DAMN I HATE THEM!!! When I was up north I REALLY hated Horse Flies (so the ones down here must be their smallish cousins) mostly because my horse hated them and his rear end would go up in the air without warning anytime one landed on his rump. He never threw me but it was tiresome in the summer to get these surprise bucks...
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Yeah...horse flys and deer flies are miserable little bastards as well....
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Yep, greenheads. The little bastages are equipped with a barbed hole boring machine made by Husqvarna.

    Sand fleas rank up there also. Little bitty bug with great big teeth.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    The worst for me is " no-see-ums " some people call them sand fleas or flys, skeeters never bothered me much, since i once tested positive for Lyme's, I'm super careful about ticks.

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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    I hate Mosquitoes, Ticks, Chiggers and flys, but I really hate German Cock Roaches. Once you get an infestation they are hell to get rid of. When my mother died some of her furnature was in storage and then put in my house. They had roaches on board. Now I'm still fighting them. I hate them with a passion!!!
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    A long time ago in what could almost be desribed as a different life, I lived in a transient motel in Detroit. For many years after leaving that place, and that life behind, movement in my peripheral would startle me into looking for the cockroach.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Ticks and chiggers are annoying. But, they only get me when I'm in the woods. Skeeters are THICK at my house, and I've yet to figure out why. Can't go in the garage with the door open without bug repellent.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    I have the exact same thoughts as Zee. HATE mosquitoes with a passion, for the exact same reasons as Zee mentioned. I hate wearing repellant. The "fufu" smelling stuff doesn't work, and the stuff that does work stinks horribly. I'll wear pants and long sleeves so I can spray the clothes and not my skin so I can take it off later.

    The only thing I like about a mosquito being on me is the nearly disturbing pleasure I get from killing every one of them. A bug zapper happily destroying them by the hundreds at night is a beautiful thing in my world...

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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Spiders. I never gave them a second thought until I was bitten by a brown recluse a couple years ago. They are seriously bad news. Like 3 trips to the ER bad news. Everything thing else is just minor irritation.

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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    Fleas I hate most. Mosquitos second. Chiggers? For some reason, they don't bother me. When I was at Ft. Benning and rolling around in pinewoods and kudzu, I can't remember ever having a chigger.

    Home pests I hate are Palmetto cockroaches. They are big, nasty, and can fly if they have to. When I had a dog, fleas were almost impossible to get rid of.
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    Re: What bug do you hate most?

    It is getting so I think it is locusts-------I hear them in my ears constantly!
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