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Bugs coming through my Windows. (tiddy-boom)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by manveruppd, 27 Jul 2006.

  1. manveruppd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,086

    Location: Leeds/Cyprus

    Bad pun, I know...
    I work late, and always with the window open, and I always get a large number of moths flying in, attracted to my light, even though I keep my curtain closed. They don't bother me much but I feel kinda sorry for them spending the rest of their short, pathetic lives banging their heads against my glass looking for a way out, so I'm wondering if there's any way to keep them from coming in in the first place. Preferably one that doesn't involve insecticide/repellant, as I spend a lot of time in here and I'd probably poison myself with it.
  2. AmaTeX


    Joined: 24 Oct 2005

    Posts: 594

    Location: In a field in Sussex

    You can get wire mesh kits for windows to stop them coming in.
  3. meggy-vengeance


    Joined: 25 May 2006

    Posts: 258

    Location: Axford, Wiltshire

    Millions of bugs in my room, actually yes, millions.. Kind of.
    Net curtains work...
    I caught 15 moths the other day, and put them under a glass, nice.
  4. DailyGeek


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

    Posts: 4,786

    Location: Arkham

    old pair of tights over the window :p
  5. Bumhucker


    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 919

    Location: Not in ham

    Citronella candles are a good repellent and won't fumagate your room ;)
  6. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 67,015

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    have a vacuum cleaner ready.
  7. Deathwish


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,956

    Location: Cold Scotland :(

    Blow torch? :eek: :p
  8. Van Hellseek


    Joined: 2 Jun 2004

    Posts: 18,423

    keep the window closed.
  9. wiggy


    Joined: 30 Jan 2004

    Posts: 770

    Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

    Turn the light out! :D
  10. Welshy


    Joined: 9 Jul 2006

    Posts: 3,322

    Location: London

    Was wondering why that wasnt the first reply :p
  11. wiggy


    Joined: 30 Jan 2004

    Posts: 770

    Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

    I know, its soo obvious lol!
  12. PrettyInPink


    Joined: 21 May 2006

    Posts: 483

    Location: Wakefield

  13. wiggy


    Joined: 30 Jan 2004

    Posts: 770

    Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

    ^^ Catch them and chuck them in a spiders web. It'll be well happy :D
  14. Hlebio

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 18 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,867

    The little ones don't bother me at all.. it's the big ones that circle the top of your room banging in to things, then taking sudden nose dives towards you which frightens the hell out of yah.

    I had a little one land on my shoulder the other night, it stayed there while I played BF2 all the way up until I went to bed, at which point I removed it (wasn't easy, kept flying off then landing back on me) and released it outside.

    Obviously spending that much time with it, I grew quite attached, and even shed a little tear in bed. :(

    I wonder where the little guy is now..... :)
  15. Rich1988


    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 6,380

    Location: wiltshire

    I dont mind small ones, as said above its the bloody huge hawk moths that come flying hell for leather straight for your face that scare the life out of me, I must admit I have shot the odd huge moth with airsoft guns and then felt really guilty afterwards :p
  16. Tute


    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 22,370

    Location: Devon, UK

    My other half has a tremendous phobia of winged things, so I actually enjoy it when they come in just to see her zip out of the room screaming her head off.

    I do remove them eventually, after i've laughed at her for a few minutes. :D
  17. Overlag


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 11,040

    Location: Romford/Hornchurch, Essex

    buy AC and shut the windows :D
  18. Aod


    Joined: 7 Oct 2004

    Posts: 8,675

    Location: London

    *points* Airsofter!!!
  19. Mr Joshua


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,111

  20. Voltage


    Joined: 5 Jul 2006

    Posts: 3,651

    ive been mauled, ive got 4 large bites on my shoulder, they aint itchie (yet), but they look fugly.