Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The May Flie Mess

My house, porch and deck are over run with May Flies. Will somebody kindly inform those bugs that it is April, not May. They seem intent on committing suicide in every drop of water in my home. They get in the house every time someone opens a door. Only the cats are having fun.

I read up on these little irritants and found out a couple of completely bizarre facts. First, the adults die in a very short time -30 minutes to 24 hours. The adults do not eat - their mouths are vestigial and their digestive tract is filled with air. Another not so pretty fact, they have two sets of naughty bits..ahhhhhh.

Apparently, they only thing the adults do is fly around, make babies and die. Nice, suicidal sex fiends are killing themselves in my sink.

Somebody help me.

4 comments:

  1. They are so annoying, aren't they? And they are so wispy I don't even wanna squash them, go figure!

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  2. We don't have those critters here.

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  3. I know..they drive us all crazy! Do they eat mosquitoes? That is why I tolerate them..but sounds like from what you read, they don't eat anything. Darn!

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  4. What a pain. I've got fruit flies here.

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