Thursday, June 18, 2009

My Neighbor Has This.

It is 4:45 a.m. and I have been up for over an hour listening to the carnage.

Does he really think he is killing all the harmful insects in his yard with it? What's wrong with people anyway? The University of Delaware conducted the best-known study (Frick & Tallamy 1996) showing that only 31 out of 13,789 insects trapped (0.22%) were mosquitoes or biting gnats. The majority were beneficial insects; in fact, nearly half were non-biting aquatic insects such as caddisflies and midges that feed fish, frogs, birds and bats, the study found. Another 14% were insects that actually attack pests, such as wasps, ground beetles and ladybugs.

Where's Rachel Carson when you need her?

7 comments:

jabee said...

Amen.

Raina said...

I would think a quick spritz with the garden hose would take care of the situation.

my favorite and my best said...

you need to pull up your panties and march your ass over there and tell them EXACTLY what you just told us. when someone interrupts my sleep there is ALWAYS ALWAYS hell to pay.

Jill said...

I despise those things...and I'm kind of scared of "myfavoriteandmybest"! I want to be like her when I grow up!

Decorina said...

Three words: Nighttime. Wire. Cutters.

The Fern and Mossery said...

How obnoxious.

erin@designcrisis said...

Hate those. They offend me aesthetically.

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