The Slowest, Tiniest War

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Most Annoying Bug of 2010

This exact boxelder bug has been attached to a window at the front of our house for a week now. The window is located at the bottom of the stairs, so we all pass by this creature on a daily basis. The bug sometimes moves to another pane for a few hours, but then it comes back to this same spot. You might even be able to see the finger smudge on the glass, where my dad tried to "heat it up, to trick that stupid thing into thinking it was warm enough to fly away." I've also flicked the glass from the inside several times. On the first attempt, I got him to jump a little bit, but he hasn't flinched since.

Don't ask why we don't just open the front door, step outside, and kill it. That hadn't actually occurred to me until just now.

Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

Keep your guard up. He's just waiting for you all to become oblivious. To fade into the scenery, then he'll strike.

And the results won't be pretty.

gRegor

gRegor

I had to look up "boxelder bug."

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Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

They're really common around here because we have boxelder trees in the area. They're extremely common around my house because we have one giant boxelder tree in our backyard. (We originally had three.) The first year we moved in, I remember being so grossed out because the sunny sides of the house and the trees were just packed with boxelder bugs soaking up the warmth in autumn. My frustrated screams (or the professional exterminators we hired) must have had some impact, though, since we haven't had that problem since then. Just a handful every year who haven't heard the legends of Mad Miniskirts and her crazy ways.