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    So does anyone else call these things firebugs?

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    Firebug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameface View Post
    So does anyone else call these things firebugs?
    Yes, those have always been firebugs to me.

    Call this guy:


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    THEY'RE BACK - - the scourge of our recent warm weather...

    the best thing about them is the little POP sound they make when you squish them

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    Quote Originally Posted by franklin View Post
    My neighbors had a detached shed full of grains that attracted mice, who bred and built mouse heaven. It was nasty. You walk in there and see at least 50 mice in the open and hundred behind everything. We went in once armed with pool sticks and clubbed probably 100 of them.

    We plotted to catch some and launch them with balloon launchers at the police station but never actually did it. If I were a kid again I doubt I would pass this opportunity up twice.
    why do you need to be a kid? just call yourself a scientist and say you're doing an experiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzSpazz View Post
    Is that before or after Cats? Cat's could take a while, so not sure about noon, besides it's after noon already. Let's get a move on folks.
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/publics...cle1264447.ece

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    Quote Originally Posted by moevillini View Post
    why do you need to be a kid? just call yourself a scientist and say you're doing an experiment.
    I still do really stupid things occasionally when I get too drunk. I'll keep this in mind if I get harassed by the cops. "I'M A SCIENTIST!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by franklin View Post
    I still do really stupid things occasionally when I get too drunk.
    Occasionally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scat View Post
    Occasionally?
    If I did stupid things every time I got way too drunk then I'd be in jail or prison. Then again, maybe I just don't remember doing most of it.
    No Mediocrity

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    anyone have an arsenal powerful enough to wipe out the latest infestation of these annoying critters invading my house?


    I feel no remorse for squishing them to death. But it's so tedious and I can only get one at a time.


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    I've learned that merely squishing one may not be enough to kill it, they seem to have a remarkable ability to bounce back from what looked like certain annihilation.

    And I've decided that if there is eternal life for any species, it was granted to the Box Elder bug. I certainly don't agree with God's decision there, but I wasn't consulted.

    I also think I've nabbed a few of them in the act - it is not pleasant seeing one box elder bug hump another. Makes me shudder just to think about it.
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    we've got some cold air that's going to freeze your firebugs in a few days. . . . .

    I can't believe they aren't frozen already.

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    They're like cockroaches, they survive the freezing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    They're like cockroaches, they survive the freezing.
    I probably don't really know. . . . I thought they die off annually after leaving their eggs or something. But yeah, I can see where they're not going to be that sensitive to cold. All I know is my observation of their late fall infestations and how after winter really sets in, I don't see them until next year. . . .

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    all I know is that I've stepped on them and squished them pretty good, then gone to get a tissue to pick them up and I get back and they've managed to get unsquished and are back crawling along the floor - maybe not back to 100% of their natural ability, but still able to creep along.

    I think I am cursed. Now we have a warm spell. Last night I was on the sofa reading and one just landed on my hand, then another landed on the handle of my cup of tea. They are indestructible.

    They are annoying.

    I think they are a plague.
    Worse than the flu.

    We need the CDC to devote some resources to their eradication.
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