all the bugs this year has got me really scared

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    Jul 05, 2013 7:40 AM GMT
    bugs that i saw this month & last month
    im afraid i'll get west nile virus, im scared, not joking

    - asian tiger mosquito
    - ticks
    - regular mosquito
    - daytime mosquito
    - deer flies (large, they bite)
    - spiders and spider webs everywhere
    - preying mantis
    - wasps
    - regular bees
    - flying beetles
    - frogs that make noise
    - turtles walk to the street & get run over
    - chipmunks
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 05, 2013 8:38 AM GMT
    PursueLoveDream saidbugs that i saw this month & last month
    im afraid i'll get west nile virus, im scared, not joking

    - asian tiger mosquito
    - ticks
    - regular mosquito
    - daytime mosquito
    - deer flies (large, they bite)
    - spiders and spider webs everywhere
    - preying mantis
    - wasps
    - regular bees
    - flying beetles
    - frogs that make noiseicon_neutral.gif
    - turtles walk to the street & get run overicon_confused.gif
    - chipmunksicon_eek.gif


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    Jul 05, 2013 10:30 AM GMT
    Chipmunks??

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    Jul 05, 2013 12:39 PM GMT
    My grandfather was bit 3 times by a brown recluse. He is in his 80's. He is on some strong antibiotics, but it's still alarming. His entire body is covered in a rash.
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    Jul 05, 2013 2:02 PM GMT
    I love bugs.
    Especially beetles.
    I envy you.
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    Jul 05, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    I've had chipmunks get into my house - trust me, they are more terrified of you than you are of them.

    Regular bees are our friends. They pollinate flowers and crops. There has been some worry that their numbers are going down and that such an event could have a negative impact on farming. If you are seeing a lot of them, that's a very good thing.

    I got bit by a spider last week, my ankle swelled up and I lived to tell the tale. (I went to the doctor to be safe, but the swelling was down by the next day).

    Most people who get West Nile virus have symptoms so mild that they hardly notice they have it (80%). Wear bug spray and/or long sleeves/pants when out in mosquito infested areas.




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    Jul 05, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    This thread is useless without pics
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  • Webster666

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    Jul 05, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    Only one item on your long list is a well known carrier of the West Nile virus: mosquitoes. And, it's extremely rare for them to have it. Plus, if you were bitten by an infected mosquito, and contracted the virus, you would almost certainly have no symptoms, and suffer no ill effects from it.

    So, you can put this irrational fear out of your mind.
    You have a better chance of being struck by lightning.