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A few things: 

  • The Weather Channel has issued a "Frost advisory" for the area tonight. What I took that to mean is that there is imminent doom headed this way and I should seek shelter. 
  • I'll be wearing my big jacket to my 8 a.m. class tomorrow, and everyone will laugh. 
  • I've made it a habit to stomp through the leaves in the gutters on the way back to my car from work every day now. It makes me feel powerful, like a Godzilla. 
  • I've seen a tree with purple leaves. Ultra-powerful wizards, I'm sure of it. 
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

A few things: 

  • The Weather Channel has issued a "Frost advisory" for the area tonight. What I took that to mean is that there is imminent doom headed this way and I should seek shelter. 
  • I'll be wearing my big jacket to my 8 a.m. class tomorrow, and everyone will laugh. 
  • I've made it a habit to stomp through the leaves in the gutters on the way back to my car from work every day now. It makes me feel powerful, like a Godzilla. 
  • I've seen a tree with purple leaves. Ultra-powerful wizards, I'm sure of it. 
And now it begins. Actually, this time of year, you will get several nights/weeks where the temp kind of dips down into the frost zone. Pretty much puts a sparkle on the grass, but doesn't do much more. Listen for the term Hard Frost. These are the words of doom and essentially indicate that it will get to freezing or well below and stay cold long enough to start freezing or keep frozen the earth upon which you stand.  Yes, the ground freezes and is the harbinger of cold. Really cold. Crap is going to freeze.

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Whale, a  bit of advice from someone who goes to school in a situation similar to yours. (I live somewhere indescribably hotter/more humid than where I go to school)

Don't break out the big jacket  yet.  One of the things that has always helped me the most is to put off the big guns for as long as possible. Otherwise, the next time there's a big temperature drop(and there will be), you're left without any recourse or will-to-live.
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On the bright side, the first frost is your sign that the insects and other annoying creatures are going to leave you alone for several months.
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Originally posted by __sneaky__ __sneaky__ wrote:

On the bright side, the first frost is your sign that the insects and other annoying creatures are going to leave you alone for several months.


Not true!

Pardon the bump, but this is relevant.

This weekend I was cooking some asparagus, which despite its tasty nature, makes the kitchen smell like ass for hours. I opened the back door to air out the funk, and after about 10 minutes, I notice that there are a swarm of things coming into my home.

Upon examination, I realize they are lady bugs. Aw, that's not bad. There are worse bugs to have visiting me in my home than something that looks awesome, eats aphids, and is a sign of good luck.

Later, I find out that these are indeed not actually lady bugs. They are some kind of freak hybrid Asian beetle that looks like a lady bug, but is actually destructive and bites people.

What. The. Hell.

I smash all the ones I can see, but they are still getting into my house somehow. And I've been told that they are around until January.

One of the things this place had as an advantage over Florida was the lack of bugs. Now, I consider that a push.


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Yeah, Whale. Those things take shelter indoors (or try to) during the winter and come back out when it warms up in the spring. I still don't know how they always seem to manage to get inside lighting fixtures, then get roasted.

They also have an unpleasant odor from something they secrete.
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Yeah, they start moving indoors around this time.  Don't bother trying to keep them out, it won't work.
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I've read on multiple sites that vacuuming is the best course of action. That is the plan from now on. 
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

I've read on multiple sites that vacuuming is the best course of action. That is the plan from now on. 


Exactly what I was going to post. No point in trying to smash them all. Just keep the vacuum out, you're going to need it. Often.
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Odd, we get those things around here, for a month or two and then they seem to leave by the time it gets really cold.
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Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

Odd, we get those things around here, for a month or two and then they seem to leave by the time it gets really cold.

I agree they seem to die off by winter time.

And when I lived in the dorms anytime I'd see one I would just tape it down...and leave its body as a reminder to the others.
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Originally posted by DaveEllis DaveEllis wrote:

Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

Odd, we get those things around here, for a month or two and then they seem to leave by the time it gets really cold.

I agree they seem to die off by winter time.

And when I lived in the dorms anytime I'd see one I would just tape it down...and leave its body as a reminder to the others.
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Originally posted by DaveEllis DaveEllis wrote:

Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

Odd, we get those things around here, for a month or two and then they seem to leave by the time it gets really cold.

I agree they seem to die off by winter time.

And when I lived in the dorms anytime I'd see one I would just tape it down...and leave its body as a reminder to the others.


PCF told me that the scent of dead ones just attracts more of them.

He could very well be lying though.
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Originally posted by Tical3.0 Tical3.0 wrote:

Originally posted by DaveEllis DaveEllis wrote:

Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

Odd, we get those things around here, for a month or two and then they seem to leave by the time it gets really cold.

I agree they seem to die off by winter time.

And when I lived in the dorms anytime I'd see one I would just tape it down...and leave its body as a reminder to the others.
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I only taped them down after I couldn't collect enough to make a shell hat.
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Originally posted by DaveEllis DaveEllis wrote:

Originally posted by Tical3.0 Tical3.0 wrote:

Originally posted by DaveEllis DaveEllis wrote:

Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

Odd, we get those things around here, for a month or two and then they seem to leave by the time it gets really cold.

I agree they seem to die off by winter time.

And when I lived in the dorms anytime I'd see one I would just tape it down...and leave its body as a reminder to the others.
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I only taped them down after I couldn't collect enough to make a shell hat.


Did you have a problem with tiny Marios coming around and jumping on them, making them scoot across the floor?
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Evolutionarily, that's a very odd trait for a species to posses. IMO.

Yeah, those beetles are weird, somehow they get in through windows that are never even open at my house, and you can wake up one morning and find dozens of them (often dead for no apparent reason)all in the same spot.

Side note: if they get to be too bothersome, leave some sweet alcoholic beverage sitting out in a glass. We used wine for this trick not too long ago when we got invaded by ants, but generally a higher alcohol content, the more deadly - obviously. Bugs are attracted to the sugars, and have the same self control as a fraternity pledge member.
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The trees in my courtyard are changing at different times, and some are a gradient from green to red. I took some pics, if they're any good I'll upload them.
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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

I've read on multiple sites that vacuuming is the best course of action. That is the plan from now on. 


Exactly what I was going to post. No point in trying to smash them all. Just keep the vacuum out, you're going to need it. Often.


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