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Mosquito hate thread Bernd 06/02/2018 (Sat) 15:59:39 [Preview] No. 16788
I fucking hate mosquitos
Why don't they just fucking genocide them? Its not like its going to cause much impact in the food chain of a big city.


Bernd 06/02/2018 (Sat) 18:38:19 [Preview] No.16789 del
they outlawd DDT that you may fuck right off and bleed baby bleed


Bernd 06/02/2018 (Sat) 20:33:23 [Preview] No.16790 del
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This year with the long winter they didn't spray those fucks so they are more numerous than usual. Quite the nuisance.
Also ticks. Fuck them. While I'm pretty lucky and rarely have one I have to be constantly alert most of the year in the woods. One more reason to love winter.

Also these fucks:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippoboscidae

>>16789
DDT was the only useful tool against ticks. They managed to expel them from most of Europe, I think in the '50s and '60s. Then they realized that poison is poisonous. Now everything sucks. Blood.


Bernd 06/02/2018 (Sat) 20:38:35 [Preview] No.16791 del
>>16788
>Why don't they just fucking genocide them?
They do. I don't what type of chemical they use it has some limited success. The harder stuff kills other arthropods which isn't a side effect anyone would prefer. And it can be bite back in our ass. Bees could die as well for example and them are extremely beneficial to us.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 01:50:54 [Preview] No.16800 del
Afternoon mosquitoes aren't that bad -bulky and slow, they can be easily swatted. What pisses me off are the tiny and agressive morning flies, aswell as an even smaller species that can cross mosquito nets and attack your feet at home.
As I'm allergic to mosquito bites, my legs have always several wounds; they heal and I gain more of them at about the same rate.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 07:38:42 [Preview] No.16811 del
>>16800
>I'm allergic to mosquito bites,
You have been dealt a shit hand there.

What makes those biting flies here >>16790 horrid that they can't be flattened by a slap like a mosquito or a gnat or something. If you can catch them you have to crush them with your nails. Tenacious fucks.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 08:26:43 [Preview] No.16812 del
So... you are afraid of bloodsucking insects, Bernd?

It is horseflies on video: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse-fly


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 09:27:21 [Preview] No.16821 del
>>16812
Those are nasty fucks. Not much of a problem where I live, I think one bite me when I was a kid. Places with more cattle might have problems, like on the Great Hungarian Plains.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 11:20:26 [Preview] No.16826 del
>tfw almost no dangerous insects in the UK
feels comfy man


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 13:02:39 [Preview] No.16831 del
>>16826
Doesn't what mainland Europe has the Small Island has it as well?


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 17:10:28 [Preview] No.16847 del
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>>16831

Most of mainland Europe doesn't have a really dangerous insects though, just annoying.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 17:23:27 [Preview] No.16848 del
>>16847
We have black widow spiders.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 17:31:11 [Preview] No.16849 del
>>16847
Mostly true, yes. Europe is a really good place.

>>16848
There are always exceptions.
>imbyling Balkans are Europe


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 18:11:30 [Preview] No.16852 del
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>>16849


It's all over southern Europe.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 18:32:35 [Preview] No.16855 del
>>16852
That map seems wrong. Or kinda.
On that map the Carpathian basin is in that area however black widow isn't native here. On the other hand in recent years (I dunno since when) they seem to occur here and there, even in colder areas. On the third hand I found an article that says they are just mistaken with similar looking but harmless lesser known species.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 18:43:45 [Preview] No.16856 del
What about wasps? Fuck wasps, who LIKES wasps?


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 19:02:44 [Preview] No.16859 del
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>>16856
Noone. I have been stung only once by that (as well as horse-fly like I mentioned above) again as a kid when I stepped on one so it was an accident, basically I provoked it.
I killed many tho since then but they rarely were hostile they were just in the wrong place in the wrong time (that is around me). I'm not afraid of them not even from European hornet. I know people who were attacked by them but again they tripped a nest over they were hospitalized after that.
I liek the black-yellow aesthetic of wasps/hornets.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 19:16:27 [Preview] No.16860 del
>>16855
It's just the first black widow map I found with google images.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 19:38:32 [Preview] No.16863 del
>>16860
Oh I haven't replied fully.
That Balkan stuff was just friendly banter based on the eternal debate what counts as Europe and what part of her doesn't.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 20:10:39 [Preview] No.16865 del
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>>16859
>like the aesthetic
I like the aesthetic of the Buckfast-bee.
I don't like it when highly annoying hornets kill them.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 20:32:00 [Preview] No.16868 del
>>16865
Yes, they are predators.
Bees are bro-tier. We have many flowery trees and bushes and I can walk under/among them and watch/listen bees humming all over foliage.


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 20:56:50 [Preview] No.16870 del
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>>16863
Thought so, I just replied out of courtesy


Bernd 06/03/2018 (Sun) 23:26:37 [Preview] No.16886 del
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Bumblebees are best


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 12:47:39 [Preview] No.16900 del
>>16826
>what is Lyme Disease


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 15:55:02 [Preview] No.16926 del
>>16848
We have those here too, but they're pretty rare and easy enough to catch in a glass or whatever.
>>16900
Do you live in the woods or something?


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 16:03:27 [Preview] No.16931 del
>>16926
>Do you live in the woods or something?
While I wasn't addressed by this, those who have gardens for example can be contracted by that as animals (e.g. birds, hedgehogs, cats) can spread ticks there.


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 16:05:33 [Preview] No.16932 del
>>16926
Also if you put your feet into the woods (which you should, Bernd, hiking is good for you) there's a chance you'll giving a free ride for a tick or two.


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 18:11:55 [Preview] No.16942 del
>>16931
>>16932
Pretty sure it's mostly caused by deer though. Then again maybe I just don't go outside enough.


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 19:32:14 [Preview] No.16946 del
>>16942
I dunno if you go outside enough. Deer ticks can parasite on other species as well.


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 20:44:14 [Preview] No.16950 del
they used to spray something to kill mosquitos in my city but now after years they're worried it's the cause of super small sparrow population so they stopped it
connection error pls fug off


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 21:34:20 [Preview] No.16952 del
>>16942
In some regions you can get ticks by just going into woods. Not all ticks are dangerous though, but it isn't fun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tick-borne_encephalitis

t. person who visited forests pretty often in past but never got any ticks


Bernd 06/04/2018 (Mon) 22:05:32 [Preview] No.16953 del
I got two tick bites last year. They took damn long time to finally heal.


Bernd 06/05/2018 (Tue) 05:05:31 [Preview] No.16955 del
>>16953
While you don't need to be paranoid about that it might worth checking for Lyme.


Bernd 06/05/2018 (Tue) 08:39:54 [Preview] No.16961 del
>>16955
I had none of these and also no other symptoms like fever, headaches etc. So I don't see a relevant probability of being infected by lyme.


Bernd 06/05/2018 (Tue) 12:43:29 [Preview] No.16962 del
Always thought mosquitos in Taiwan were enough troubles. I guess I haven't seen real troubles.


Bernd 06/15/2018 (Fri) 21:12:24 [Preview] No.17267 del
Use DEET, Bernd.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=fRWR_4-HZZU [Embed]


Bernd 06/16/2018 (Sat) 06:20:07 [Preview] No.17269 del
It's either mosquitoes or ticks. They both should be exterminated with sterile insect techniques but liberals will protest in spite of their exploding populations.


Bernd 06/16/2018 (Sat) 06:36:04 [Preview] No.17271 del
>>17269
Some birds eat ticks. An African species loves them and chickens eat them as well. Mosquito larvae eating fishes also exist so even in "natural" ways we could do something. On the other hand these type of defense I don't think could do anything that would have real impact.


Bernd 06/16/2018 (Sat) 08:42:31 [Preview] No.17275 del
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>>17271
Humanity easily reduces population of large amount of animals just by mistake. But then everyone cares about some poor mosquitoes.

That's hypocrisy.


Bernd 07/20/2018 (Fri) 16:13:24 [Preview] No.18011 del
God fucking dammit! Bout a week ago my right ankle got bitten by two mosquito then two days later one more a couple centimeters down from there on my foot. And today I got bitten three(!) times on my right elbow. Fuck.


Bernd 07/20/2018 (Fri) 19:56:53 [Preview] No.18020 del
Pictured mosquito is the Aedes species hailing from Morocco. Known to be a very aggressive and heavy biter, they are an extremely resilient invasive species.


Bernd 07/20/2018 (Fri) 19:59:09 [Preview] No.18021 del
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>>16856
>tfw had 2 wasp's nests in my house this year
>they were just above where my bed is


Bernd 07/24/2018 (Tue) 17:08:45 [Preview] No.18060 del
>>18021
I've rarely seen wasps, not even on overly ripened fruits. I killed like three hornets and that's about it.


Bernd 07/24/2018 (Tue) 19:41:34 [Preview] No.18064 del
>>18060
I've only ever seen a hornet 1 or 2 times in my entire life I think. Newspapers were talking about Asian hornets coming here recently, but I think it's probably just a scare story.


Bernd 07/24/2018 (Tue) 20:00:05 [Preview] No.18065 del
>>18064
Additional information: I meant this year. Just to be specific.
I don't think I saw hornets in my childhood they moved here around our place in the early 00's. Once I thought they moved under our roof but those were simple wasps.
Haha, Cetonia auratas always scare me as they can walk around the room in total silence and suddenly they lift off and their deep buzzing sounds similar to hornets and sometimes they took off under my fucking chair and I'm jumping up like an idiot.


Bernd 07/24/2018 (Tue) 23:39:45 [Preview] No.18067 del
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>>18065
>Cetonia auratas

Oh, they are funny. Some time ago one of them flew in the office and hit me in the head on full speed.

I often seen them in inverted condition on floor or ground, I don't know, maybe it is their dying stage or something, because when I take them and put in proper position, they crawl slowly and don't want to fly.

They are cute though. I don't really like insects, but this is rare insect that I easily take with hands.


Bernd 07/24/2018 (Tue) 23:57:56 [Preview] No.18068 del
>>18064
>I've only ever seen a hornet 1 or 2 times in my entire life

You are lucky.

I've seen wasp nest in almost every country house where I was. Often it was located near exit or place where people gather, so flying wasps were common thing. They also like to sit near water sources because they drink water.

They aren't aggressive as people think though, but it is better to avoid them.

Really bad things happen as accidents, especially if you has allergy to wasp bites. My grandmother's sister was eating watermelon (wasps also love them), and wasp bitten her in mouth. She was very lucky that she stayed alive because you can easily die from asphyxiation in that case.

Common wasp bite is just painful. Bee bite is better, at least it less painful (but you need to remove the sting).

I've never seen anyone bit by bumblebee in my life, legends say that you literally need to squeeze them before they start self-defense. Fat lazy bastards.


Bernd 07/25/2018 (Wed) 15:49:39 [Preview] No.18073 del
>>18067
Yeah, they fly like they don't care. And probably don't, their chitin is so hard I could craft a set of armor out if it.
I have similar experience with them I guess they have short lifespan.
We call them rose beetles. No idea why.


Bernd 07/25/2018 (Wed) 19:43:30 [Preview] No.18078 del
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>>18068
Oh yeah, we have wasps everywhere just like everyone else (as I said I had 2 nests in my house this year). Hornets on the other hand are pretty rare in the UK.


Bernd 07/25/2018 (Wed) 22:15:34 [Preview] No.18081 del
>>18073
>We call them rose beetles. No idea why.

Common English name is "rose chafer", wiki says that they love feeding on roses.

Here they officially called "золотистая бронзовка" (zolotistaya bronzovka, something like "golden brassy"), but people often call them "May beetle". But this is wrong because proper May beetle is different insect, Melolontha.


Bernd 07/25/2018 (Wed) 22:21:06 [Preview] No.18082 del
>>18078

I couldn't easily notice difference between wasp and hornet, so I don't really know what species I really see, sadly.


Bernd 07/26/2018 (Thu) 00:18:49 [Preview] No.18084 del
Dad claims to have accidentally crushed an entire wasp nest with his own head as a kid, with predictable results.


Bernd 07/26/2018 (Thu) 05:30:34 [Preview] No.18093 del
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>>18081
It looks similar to this:
https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Anomala_dubia
They are all Scarabaeidaes, it seems they have numerous subspecies and I'm not sure about the main differences between them. We call this Anomala dubia "exciseman beetle" as it eats the leaves of grapes, basically reduces wine production. Worst enemy of all Hungarians.


Bernd 07/28/2018 (Sat) 20:46:51 [Preview] No.18130 del
>>18082
That's understandable, at a glance the only real difference is size.


Bernd 07/30/2018 (Mon) 17:24:07 [Preview] No.18157 del
>>18130
We call them the same (darázs sound like garage), except we add horse to the name. But calling them simply the same isn't considered a mistake.


Bernd 08/10/2018 (Fri) 05:09:56 [Preview] No.18387 del
>>18060
>>18065
Since I wrote these I come across at least one wasp every day. Just right now I've met one.
What if I found a glitch in the Matrix and now as I did a bug report pun intended they fix'd it?


Bernd 08/12/2018 (Sun) 20:33:57 [Preview] No.18446 del
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Seen pretty large hornet at dacha yesterday. It was annoying, flying around for 10 minutes and constantly buzzing. I didn't know what to do so just watched it.

Also, thank you, Hungary.


Bernd 08/12/2018 (Sun) 20:36:53 [Preview] No.18447 del
>>18446
Shit, posted badly rotated photos but deletion shows 500. Whatever


Bernd 08/12/2018 (Sun) 20:49:02 [Preview] No.18448 del
>>18447
It's fine when I open the images.

>>18446
Become your health. :^)


Bernd 08/13/2018 (Mon) 10:00:06 [Preview] No.18452 del
>>18446
>tokaj
good wine


Bernd 08/13/2018 (Mon) 16:56:38 [Preview] No.18459 del
>>18452
Fun thing: the Way Fine and Provin Kft's seat doesn't even near Tokaj. Maybe they buy the grapes from there and ofc they can own a vineyard and winery there.


Bernd 08/13/2018 (Mon) 16:57:56 [Preview] No.18460 del
>>18459
And ofc they can buy the wine itself and do the bottling, labeling exporting only.


Bernd 08/15/2018 (Wed) 13:18:42 [Preview] No.18493 del
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Speaking of wine I had a bottle from Slovenia recently, it was breddy good. Wonder if that guy still posts here?


Bernd 08/15/2018 (Wed) 13:42:41 [Preview] No.18495 del
>>18493
he shills on /librejp/
not sure if he posts here still or not. there's an /int/ board on mewch that he seems to post on quite frequently.
that pictures is some dissonant stuff.


Bernd 08/15/2018 (Wed) 16:01:19 [Preview] No.18496 del
>>18493
Slovenia isn't too famous of her wines tho they could produce quite drinkable stuff, I dunno. For real quality wines certain soil and micro-climate needed for example to aforementioned Tokaji wine is produced from the grapes growing on Tokaj hill which is a volcanic hill.
Just to remain on topic the Aproceros Leucopoda Takeuchi - which I think is a type of sawfly, but it does seem to me it is related to wasps as well - is a pest living on grape leaves.

No he doesn't post here anymore. Unless he uses proxy or tor but again I don't see any posts what would be typical of him. He is involved in running mewch and he is the BO of /int/ there and maybe of some other boards.



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