Hundreds of Annoying Bugs Living Their Best Lives in Hot Idaho Summer
Why does no one talk about the bug problem in Idaho?
Seriously, I mean most of y’all are tired of people moving here... maybe try telling them we have a serious bug problem and hundreds of different kinds of bugs are thriving here and constantly pestering us — worth a try?
I guess this is just a recent nuisance to me because earlier this week I was stung multiple times from some kind of really big wasp or hornet.
I spend a lot of time in the backyard with my dogs, and I’ve never seen any nests or anything... and just bam all of a sudden, I’m getting attacked by some kind of wasp.
Then I started the spine-chilling Google searching... and holy crap Idaho has a lot of bugs.
I couldn’t figure out what kind of insect stung me because there are over 70+ different kinds of bees, ants, wasps, hornets, and more in these parts of Idaho, according to Insect Identification, and a lot of them look similar — I found like 12 bugs that look exactly like the one that stung me.
This is just one example. I took my dogs for a walk and I saw earwigs, spiders, ants, grasshoppers, beetles and more — in just one short walk with my dogs! They were all over the place, not to mention the thousands of gnats, mosquitos, and bees flying around.
And these are just my stories, I'm sure y'all have had many of your own stories.
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