Friday, May 16, 2008

Thousands and Thousands

Are hatching daily...




















I can't keep up with the stomping.
I sprinkled out flour as suggested from last week.

sigh.................

11 comments:

maya said...

Oh dear God!

I guess that's what I have to look forward to in my yard when we move back to GA.

Jen said...

I don't know how practical this is, but I was reading up on these guys and the Internet tells me you can kill the little ones by immersing them in soapy water. I know there are too many to grab by hand, but how about getting a big extension cord and bringing a shop-vac out to suck them up? Then you can just add the soapy water to the canister and kill off lots at a time.

The flour seems easier, though...

Greg said...

Does this happen every year?

Jenni said...

I grew up 2 miles from here. My parents lived in that house for over 20 years. They were never in that yard. Were they Mom? Just making sure.

I do not remember seeing so many of the babies last year. However we did not go in the yard much because it was such a wreck and we were working hard to make the house liveable. I did see plenty of the huge adults last summer.

Hallie&Joe said...

Omg that gives me shivers. I'm not even afraid of bugs but those are especially creepy.

Green Fairy said...

Okay, I take back what I said last week. Maybe they're not so cute, after all.

natalie said...

Those things are so scary--I can't even imagine!! (and I have a minor in entomology so that says a lot!)

Anonymous said...

ick!! ick!!

I'm such a pansy.

--renovation therapy

Stephanie said...

Ack! I don't even know what so say. Yuck.

Elaine said...

WOW! Looking Biblical up in there!

Maybe enlist the help of some local birds???

Larry said...

HEY!!! Catch them and sell them as fish bait!! Fish love bugs like this.