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Sometimes when we see something flying at us we wonder... is that a Kamikaze?

Obviously I am talking about an insect coming at us and not a WW Zero (although some bees seem just as scary).

One positive about North Dakota summers is the insects rarely have time to grow to the size of a VW Bus. Not to say that there is not a few large insects that would make the Terminator scream and run like a little school girl.

No matter where you live it's a good idea to know some basics of avoiding and treating insect bites.


Posted by

Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I am in charge of killing anything bug-like in my house.  At any time of day or night!

Jun 21, 2024 02:43 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I am the assassin at home as well Michael Elliott . My son, who is a BIG guy is scared of flying insects and when it comes to other bugs he is a catch and release guy. 

Jun 21, 2024 06:53 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. I am the assigned terminator in my house, like Michael Elliott on call day and night. And upon request "now" is already "too late"! Enjoy your day.

Jun 21, 2024 04:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

It looks like you, Michael, and I can form an assassins club Wayne Martin 

Jun 21, 2024 06:55 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We are very lucky that we rarely have problems with bugs - except for once every 5 or 6 years the yellow jackets proliferate for some reason. But the rest of the time, we can sit outside for dinner and not get bothered by bugs at all.

Jun 21, 2024 04:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Kat Palmiotti it seems I have to eliminate at least one wasps nest every year. I don't know if it's Timmothy's blond hair but wasps seem very attracted to him and he is terrified by them. I can't count how many times they have stung him.

Jun 21, 2024 06:59 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Bob "RealMan" Timm 

The tiniest of bugs, the deer tick, can be a real danger to one's life. The video is a good informational piece. Bugs are

Jun 21, 2024 06:04 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I hate tic season Doug Dawes yet I love to camp so I see them often. Thanks for stopping by 😊.

Jun 21, 2024 07:01 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I don't worry about flys, although they can be annoying at times, haha.  If a bee were flying towards me, I would worry a little, haha.

Jun 21, 2024 06:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Me too Brian England . It's spiders that give me "the willies" and thank god he didn't make flying spiders.

Jun 21, 2024 07:03 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob, I do not know how my sister can put up with all the insects in Florida but she does.


Jun 21, 2024 10:10 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Florida would not work for me either Will Hamm . I don't want bugs to die of old age, I want them to die annually and be gone altogether for 6 months of the year.

Jun 21, 2024 10:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nice little video, Bob. I keep windows and doors closed in the heat, so really don't see bugs in the house. Our outside is professionally sprayed every three months.

Jun 21, 2024 12:05 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

It sounds like you have a great plan Nina Hollander, Broker . I lay down a bug barrier in the early spring, mid summer and in the fall with some kind of spray and/or granules around my home but that doesn't mean some flying insects don't get by.

Jun 21, 2024 12:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Bob "RealMan" Timm I know some little fly or something has gotten into the house when my cat starts running around like mad trying to catch it.

Jun 21, 2024 12:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Loved your post and the analogy clearly those pilots from Japan were brainwashed:)Endre

Jun 21, 2024 11:08 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

You would think so Endre Barath, Jr. , just like those jihadists that turn themselves into suicide bombers.

Jun 23, 2024 11:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a timely reminder. We need to use a repellent during outdoor activities.

Jun 23, 2024 04:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

We have had a lot of moisture Roy Kelley and now that we are getting some heat the mosquito are hatching.

Jun 23, 2024 11:49 AM