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Postby Beveridge » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:27 pm

How come every nasty, destructive pest seems to come from East Asia? Stinkbugs, spotted lanternflies, etc.
Easy there, Donald.

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Postby dodint » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:50 pm

Kung Fly

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Postby PFiDC » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:57 pm

How come every nasty, destructive pest seems to come from East Asia? Stinkbugs, spotted lanternflies, etc.
I'm guessing the large quantities of imports from that area.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:59 pm

Kung Fly
:lol:

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:47 pm

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That'd be great. This is more my style for the bucket list experience:
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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:52 pm

How come every nasty, destructive pest seems to come from East Asia? Stinkbugs, spotted lanternflies, etc.
Because they have the farthest to travel to get here (making invasive species more likely to be harmful), but they have the highest crossover of travel meaning they are more likely to end up here vs something from Australia or South America. In other words, we do more trade and travel with China (increasing the probability that something might make it across the ocean) than we do with Brazil.

Michael Smerconish had a guest last week that talked about this. He and his family went out to dinner and were say under a tree that's the species this fly is attracted to and the spent the whole meal essentially being pooped on by the flies. And it turns out he has one of these trees in his backyard, so that's fun.

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:00 pm

My favorite of these is the Cane Toads in australia. They put like 100 of them into the rainforests to eat some bug and now there's 200 million

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:00 pm

And they're loud af

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:05 pm

Vaguely recalls a Simpsons episode with the same plot

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Postby blackjack68 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:08 pm

Spotted Lanternflies prefer the Tree of Heaven especially for mating. But they will utilize other trees.

You should kill as many as you can and right now is the beginning of egg laying season. Adults can not survive the winter but the egg masses can. Scrape off the masses and destroy them!

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:13 pm

I have killed hundreds of them this year. HUNDREDS. Last year, I saw two of them the entire year.

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Postby Faftorial » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:15 pm

Vaguely recalls a Simpsons episode with the same plot
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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:40 pm

I have killed hundreds of them this year. HUNDREDS. Last year, I saw two of them the entire year.
Same man. My front porch looks like lanternfly Antietam

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Postby eddy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:44 pm

I have killed hundreds of them this year. HUNDREDS. Last year, I saw two of them the entire year.
Same man. My front porch looks like lanternfly Antietam
Spent the weekend in mount Gretna and I saw these **** for the first time. They were everywhere. Killed a bunch.

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Postby obhave » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:11 am

Karma is a dodint - obhave addition.

I might have yelled at a tow truck guy today who got under my skin ("listen here you, let me tell you how it is"), told him off and moved my car to a different place. Arrive back at the car and now the car wont start.

That's what I get for yelling at a 70 year old man. 90min waiting to see if he is the one who has been called to help me :lol:

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Postby Faftorial » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:14 am

Karma is a dodint - obhave addition.

I might have yelled at a tow truck guy today who got under my skin ("listen here you, let me tell you how it is"), told him off and moved my car to a different place. Arrive back at the car and now the car wont start.

That's what I get for yelling at a 70 year old man. 90min waiting to see if he is the one who has been called to help me :lol:
Did you call him a jerk?

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Postby obhave » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:18 am

My version of yelling is slightly raising my voice with a snippy tone, and telling him his reasoning was idiotic, that he lost the restaurant business today, and I was done listening to his reasoning and walked off ina huff. But usually I just smile and walk away when people are aggressive so this is the world telling me to go back to my polite self.

But still, I'm sitting in this car wondering if this is my punishment haha

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Postby blackjack68 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:23 am

Did he disconnect your battery?

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Postby obhave » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:30 am

Did he disconnect your battery?
"I'll show her"

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Postby blackjack68 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:31 am

Maybe it’s not karma, maybe he’s just a dick and you were right all along!

:lol:

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Postby obhave » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:04 pm

Maybe it’s not karma, maybe he’s just a dick and you were right all along!

:lol:
Anyone who says "listen here you" is already in the jerk category for me :lol:

It was not him who came to help, thank goodness

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:34 pm

Karma is a dodint - obhave addition.

I might have yelled at a tow truck guy today who got under my skin ("listen here you, let me tell you how it is"), told him off and moved my car to a different place. Arrive back at the car and now the car wont start.

That's what I get for yelling at a 70 year old man. 90min waiting to see if he is the one who has been called to help me :lol:
Sounds like toxic masculinity. I'm glad you gave it to him :thumb: ;)

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