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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.


  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    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.

  • 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.

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

  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Uuuuuggggghhhhhhhh too

  • 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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