Anybody notice a major decline of annoying bugs this last few years?

Anybody notice a major decline of annoying bugs this last few years?

I went camping 5 times and never had to use bug spray.

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can say this because you don't live in Florida.
    >my body after a fight with two whole wasp nests.

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Could I have an ID in this guy?

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dead body
      Small brown. Near my computer desk (near the window). I have a towel under my monitor. It's raining outside

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I notice it when driving
    When I was a kid you had to stop every hour or so and scrape the bugs off your windshield or you couldn't see
    I'm sure part of the difference is better aerodynamics reducing the amount of air directly impacting the windshield and probably more effective wiper blades and shit but it's still basically night and day, the difference is extremely obvious once someone points it out if you've experienced driving then and now.
    Apparently the UK did a study counting the number of bugs splatted on license plates and found an almost 60% decline in under 20 years.

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's all stray cats eating them. Do your duty and neutralize every cat you see outside.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    No, they are still plentiful.
    If you miss ticks and mosquitos so much just lemme know

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Whatever happened to Tick Orb guy? Anyone remember that?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Good fricking question I forgot about that nightmare

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    75% of flying insects have dissapeared in protected areas in my region in the past 26 years. With it is a decrease in birds, I almost cried when I read that number.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Insecticide abuse and habitat destruction has caused the collapse of insect populations around the world. That's what you're noticing without even realising what it is.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    maybe htey just dont like you

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm ok with that

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    No five years ago I'd have lacewings and stinkbugs (including this one I found in late winter so I kept him until spring) trying to invade nonstop, this year I've seen two small lacewings and 0 stinkers.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    yup, been happening everywhere. pesticides have killed off a lot of them. i vividly remember fireflies being everywhere in the 90s. i haven't seen one in like 5 years.

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >a major decline of annoying bugs this last few years
    God I fricking wish

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Annoying bugs are a part of our ecosystem.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        realistically though what if mosquitoes were wiped off the face of the earth, what would happen really? Just like fewer bats and birds or what?

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          A lot of species depend on eating mosquito larvae, including several other species of mosquitos.
          Also mosquitos are major pollinators, the females only drink blood for egg laying, they all eat nectar the rest of the time.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Pretty much all insect populations have been declining rapidly over the past 20-30 years. Local pest populations fluctuate each year depending on weather, food availability, etc. so now low-pest years feel even more barren.

            Bats would probably be okay but migratory birds would suffer as mosquitoes are one of the few available food sources in arctic latitudes. There's also lot of fish and larval stage insects that feed on mosquitoes or their eggs. And of course when one link of the food chain suffers it will radiate down the chain. Some creatures would adapt but that takes time they might not have; for those that go extinct their niches will be filled, but again that could take decades.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              Also I forgot to add that out of the few thousand mosquito species only a couple hundred bite humans so we don't need to eradicate the entire genus. However some of the other species could likely adapt to fill the human-shaped niche.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              This anon has it, I have nothing to add except to say this.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            I really get pissed whenever they try to spread their wolbachia bullshit. I bet it's testing for bioweapons anyway.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sometimes I wonder if mankind pays for the destruction of the ecosystems with Its blood by ensuring mosquetoes are fed so other food chains can keep flourishing wherever we store water and live

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not all mosquitoes species feed on people . Just get rid of the ones that do.

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