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Whatever you say about the Daddies, I shall always panic when they appear in the house at night, flitting round the light. I've always been ...

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Whatever you say about the Daddies, I shall always panic when they appear in the house at night, flitting round the light. I've always been terrified but at age 70 I have been known to rescue sleeping ones and put outside. I steeled myself to look at pictures of them in books.
It's strange because spiders are no problem.
FloBear

With you there, Sylvia. Anything that can't seem to fly straight - Daddies, Cockchafers, Stag beetles etc - gets me running for cover.No problem with bats, birds or dragonflies.

I' m with you both on Daddies etc., but the worst is moths.  I just get settled in bed with a book and one will come flittering round the light.  I turn the light off quick as trying to catch them is a mammoth task and I hate killing them.  Funny the only thing I don't mind killing are slugs and snails.

backyardee

never fear ladies, they have just emerged as adults, and will be mating and laying eggs in lawns which will cause all sorts of headaches for all sorts of folks.

gardeningfantic

oh yeah they give me the eebie geebie too..  you can here htem in the dark tapping against the ceiling when trying to sleep..

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Bookertoo

Uuuuuggggghhhhhhhh too

flowering rose

I fear the worst is a buzzing mosquito just as you turn the light off.The daddy long legs I cant say like them so that's why I am shutting the windows now autumn here.

they are a menice

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