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I hate bugs of all sorts, I really do. But I particularly dislike the ones that fly around. I know this isn't your usual type of gripe but I had to get this one off my chest. This summer is turning out to be quite hot and there seem to be a lot more insects finding their way into the house than usual.
Okay, I'm sitting here and there's this thing has quite literally just crawled across my screen. I have no idea what it is and I have no wish to find out! I'd just rather it wasn't there. The kitchen is littered with dead flies that seem to just come in and die every day. That's a good thing though. I prefer them lying on their backs with their little legs in the air as opposed to flying around and landing on food etc.
The house fly is a disgusting creature. The only problem is I have to clear up the carnage every day and I'm wondering if that insecticide that the missus sprayed everywhere is responsible for the sudden death syndrome that we are seeing here.
Earlier this afternoon I happened to look down at the carpet and there was another thing. It was about half a centimetre in length and crawled. I couldn't see it's legs it was so small and it would only move a few inches when prodded. It was a bug though, and it was in my home making it's way across my carpet.
I hate all the other creepy crawlies including wood lice, cockroaches, mosquitoes, ants, wasps etc. There are a few exceptions though. I don't mind spiders and I can just about handle bees as long as they go about their business and let me go about mine.
Spiders are tolerated because they generally keep out of your way and usually don't intrude on your space, preferring instead to hide away in the corners and shadows. Even better, they like to eat the bugs I hate, yes those damn flying insects again!
Moths and butterflies are okay too, although I find moths to be particularly stupid creatures. Here's a tip though if you happen to find a few buzzing around in a room because you've left a light on at night with the window open. Simply leave the window open and turn out the light. If you close the window, you only trap them inside. By dawn they're drawn to the light outside and usually manage to find their way out again. Problem solved.
I know it's irrational and we need the bugs to pollinate plants, feed the birds etc. and generally keep everything in balance. I also know that we as a species wouldn't survive without them, but that doesn't stop me disliking them, especially when they find their way into my house during the summer months.