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On 2016-07-30 2:55 PM, Je�us wrote:
On Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:17:27 -0400, Dave Smith
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NSian ones are kinder, gentler types. If there are many in one go I
take a piece of paper, sweep them on to it with my hands or if one or
two, just pick them up. Never been bitten.


I don't think I have ever been bitten by a native lady bug. It was only
after we were swarmed by the Asian variety that I started getting
bitten. It wouldn't be so bad if they were not so effective at finding
their way into houses.


For some reason we don't seem to have ladybugs here, although they're
certainly on the mainland.


Our native ladybugs are cute little critters and quite harmless. The
Asian variety come in overwhelming numbers and they bite. I don't
suppose there is any connection between them and Japanese Beetles. We
never had them until maybe 10 years ago. The like to eat the leaves on
certain plants and trees, like evening primrose, raspberries, rhubarb,
birch and wisteria. It wouldn't be bad if the came in small numbers but
when these guys appear they come in vast numbers. One year the showed
up and started working on my wisteria. I sprayed it with Sevin and when
I went back an hour later there were thousands of dead Japanese beetles
dead or dying on my patio, and that was from just two plants on a trellis.



Can we change the subject from hamsters to
hipsters? I saw some again yesterday and we should really be doing
something about culling their numbers.



They seem to be internationally considered to be annoying.

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Default OT Killing hipsters was ..... OT killing a hamster

On Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:11:43 -0400, Dave Smith
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On 2016-07-30 2:55 PM, Je?us wrote:
On Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:17:27 -0400, Dave Smith
wrote:


NSian ones are kinder, gentler types. If there are many in one go I
take a piece of paper, sweep them on to it with my hands or if one or
two, just pick them up. Never been bitten.

I don't think I have ever been bitten by a native lady bug. It was only
after we were swarmed by the Asian variety that I started getting
bitten. It wouldn't be so bad if they were not so effective at finding
their way into houses.


For some reason we don't seem to have ladybugs here, although they're
certainly on the mainland.


Our native ladybugs are cute little critters and quite harmless. The
Asian variety come in overwhelming numbers and they bite. I don't
suppose there is any connection between them and Japanese Beetles. We
never had them until maybe 10 years ago. The like to eat the leaves on
certain plants and trees, like evening primrose, raspberries, rhubarb,
birch and wisteria. It wouldn't be bad if the came in small numbers but
when these guys appear they come in vast numbers. One year the showed
up and started working on my wisteria. I sprayed it with Sevin and when
I went back an hour later there were thousands of dead Japanese beetles
dead or dying on my patio, and that was from just two plants on a trellis.



Can we change the subject from hamsters to
hipsters? I saw some again yesterday and we should really be doing
something about culling their numbers.



They seem to be internationally considered to be annoying.


LOL. Oh yes... they seem to be an especially useless subspecies of Gen
Y. As somebody with tattoos and a beard, I particularly resent their
adoption of those attributes and subsequent debasement of same.


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