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unpossible
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Crane Flies

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anybody else being driven to distraction by the little bastards this summer?

favourite strategy: from 7pm onwards sneak into the house through open windows, find a spot on a wall and sit there until somebody switches a light off and goes to bed. then fly around the room like crazy! key objectives include:

1: show how good you are at flying into those paper globe lampshades from ikea.
2: make incredible noise for your small size, bashing wings against walls/ceilings/floors inspite of having ludicrously long legs that should preclude wings from said actions.
3: when being hunted instinctively hide on top of cupboards, behing wardrobes or anything large enough to be a fuss to move.
4: if missing legs fly maniacally at high velocity in a spiral - they'll never catch you!
5: if at any point lights come back on it's musical chairs - the last one to stop is for it! Under no circumstances give away your location while the lights are on - but give 'em hell as soon as they go out!

death to all craneflies!
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Post by Snipawolf »

lol'd
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PicassoCT
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Post by PicassoCT »

My Hint- Wax into the Ears - and nothing will awake you again.

My little personal favourite "Hate Bastard Insect" is still unknown to me. I just know, that after it has its hit on me (which i never`t felt) usual the Skin starts to swell, for example in the Face - till one Eye is completely closed. 2 Dimensional Sight for about 2 Days. It is pretty cool having such a Sting into the Arme (at least it looks cool) but in the Face, and thre hours later i look even more from Mars than usual. Oh, how i envy you for your Noise making Bastars... :wink: :cry: :lol:
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Post by Day »

lmao
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Post by Kixxe »

MOSQUITOS!

Damn i hate em. I can stand the blood sucking and the itching, but STOP FLYING INTO MY FUCKING EAR.(almost)

Im glad im currently residing on the 6th floor. TAKE THAT YOU BLOOD SUCKING PARASITES!
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aGorm
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Post by aGorm »

In saying taht filling a Dyson entirly with cran flys is very fun (and looks amazing, just remeber to empty it befor you start so that its just cran flys)

Or, for the more portable opton use a Dustbuster (though you have to be alot closer to get them sucked in).

If you can't be arsed to move get a high watt lamp with an upsidedown shade ... then just empty the shade out every 20 mins or so (as burning cran fly stinks to high heven.

And no... I dont liek teh little buggers at all.

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CompWiz
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Post by CompWiz »

AND they look like Giant MOSQUITOS!!!!!!!
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FLOZi
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Post by FLOZi »

Crane flies are the bane of my existence recently.

Scraping the little buggers out of the carpet after mashing them is tricky work. :(
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Guessmyname
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Post by Guessmyname »

These bastards have been pestering me lately too.
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aGorm
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Post by aGorm »

Try vacuming them from mid air then FLOZi! Hours of fun!

aGorm
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Post by unpossible »

aGorm wrote:Try vacuming them from mid air then FLOZi! Hours of fun!

aGorm
hours when you want to be in bed :evil:
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Aun
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Post by Aun »

Damn daddy-long-legs bastards!
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Erom
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Post by Erom »

I like hittin' em with a tennis racket. It blows them all to smithereens, usually there arn't any bits even worth cleaning up.
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Post by Drone_Fragger »

Get some sugar and add it to some bleach. They land on the sugar and eat it, then die of bleach poisoning.
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Post by Snipawolf »

lol, hehe, good idea drone :P
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Das Bruce
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Post by Das Bruce »

Aun wrote:Damn daddy-long-legs bastards!
NO! They're not daddy long legs!
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KDR_11k
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Post by KDR_11k »

They're one of the three specieses that name can refer to.
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Das Bruce
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Post by Das Bruce »

Three different species.
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Aun
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Post by Aun »

Dialect, Bruce, DIALECT! :-)
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Lindir The Green
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Post by Lindir The Green »

We don't get crane flies here... I think.

Just lots of mosquitoes, some flies, and every few years huge swarms of caterpillars.
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