Rodent Prob Lawsuit

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  1. bisco

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    we have stink bugs. they're kind of cute, very slow moving.
     
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    Don't need to be fast. Eat one and you'll know why.

    The Order Hemiptera includes a most dreaded blood-feeder, after mosquitoes, previously discussed somewhere around here. Reduvid 'kissing bugs' are not in Oregon or Massachussetts, so that's a good thing.
     
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    i'm reading that ours are the 'western conifer seed bug'. they look a little different.
     
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    Oh, you can eat those (one will probably suffice), or almost all other Hemiptera. They use their needle-mouths to feed on plant sap. Only a very few have changed over to blood.

    Knowing which Reduvid is 'bad' is hard enough (for me) that I just crush all candidates with care to avoid any physical contact. Wash the 'crush spot' with ethanol. Their parasites cause a disease sufficiently icky to justify my mania.
     
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    Water boatmen are Hemiptera that will look good in your insect collection. Not easiest to handle though; needle mouth will zing you if given a chance. If not, they'll poop on you.

    Fried food in Thailand. But then, what isn't?
     
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    Just spotted some true bug in the hallway here at work.
    Lucky me, I can't smell the stink bugs at all.
    There are some beneficial members that suck on pest species, google assassin bug if interested.
    They are in Louisiana. Haven't heard of Chagas' becoming a concern for people there yet, but dogs are getting infected.
     
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    Yep, Gen II problem as well. Dealer just found rat nested next to air filter box.
    $300 for dealer labor.
    How much would it cost for exterminator to remove em out of my car.

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