Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mothy Madness!



I think we can all agree, there are a lot of annoying creatures in the world: flies, mosquitos, Adam Sandler, etc. (Some of you might include me on that list.) Right now, for me, the award for "Pest of the Month" goes to the Moth.

We live in SE Massachusetts, and it is freezing here right now, so you would think insects would freeze to death if they left their cocoons or wherever they live when they're not annoying people. This is not  the case. Our family is experiencing a nightly moth invasion, the likes of which we have never seen! Every night when we return home, our house is plastered with hundreds of the disgusting little rascals. We have to race into the house en masse  in the hopes of allowing as few of them as possible inside. Of course, this plan never works well with four people and a dog, so plenty of moths fly in uninvited.

Moths should be aware that entrance to my home will result in their death as soon as I get my trusty fly swatter, but they continue their regular appearances all over the place. I also hate how they dissolve into  a cloud of dust instead of squishing like a normal bug.

One member of the family doesn't seem to mind the moths. Rocco the Wonder Dog has become quite adept a catching any moth that flies close enough to him in his mouth, and swallowing them. He seems to find them both amusing and tasty, a sentiment the rest of us don't share.

Hopefully, this invasion will end in time for Christmas.  I would hate for Santa to be flying around picking moths out of his teeth. Also, it might drive our loved ones from the house during our annual Christmas gathering, and I might not get the Whatnot Muppet and Doctor Who remote control K9 I asked for.

If those of you reading this are wondering why I would waste my time and energy whining about a minor inconvenience like moths on this site, I'd like to point out you wasted your time and energy reading it.

I've got to sign off, there's a moth on my laptop!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mel Maduro said...

Great! I like moths, but only when they're not flying in my face, then it's down with moths!

December 3, 2008 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Maggie's Mom said...

It reminds one of that great movie "Mothra vs. Godzilla" - seriously...check it out...

December 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

Mel,
Since these "Winter Moths" originated in Canada (according to my online sources) I am not surprised you have a soft spot for them.

Maggie's Mom,

It's GODZILLA vs. Mothra! Don't you know the biggest star gets top billing?!

December 3, 2008 at 10:25 PM  

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