They are EVERYWHERE! Stalking around the doors--waiting to sneak in; able to find the smallest crack to wedge inside--lining the highways and byways in kamikaze formation attacking every vehicle that dares the road. You might say--it's just a little bug--but those little bugs can ruin the paint job on your nice vehicle. SO--if you dare to leave the house--the remains of the recently departed must be removed upon reentry to the hood. GROSS--scraping bug guts off the car!
And then you might ask "How do they get their name?"
To quote that famous philosopher-Forrest Gump--"And that's all I have to say about that."
Some years ago, I do not seem to remember these pests being such a problem. Then I read on the Internet (EVERYTHING IS TRUE ON THE INTERNET!) they like the temperature to be above 84 degrees. Global Warming could be causing the recent years' swarms (NO--I DO NOT WANT TO DISCUSS THIS WITH YOU) as they seem to be coming farther and farther north-all the way to Arkansas. I have even noticed them creeping toward Texas (it may be a little too dry over there for them). For whatever the reason, the pests are EVERYWHERE! You cannot walk outside without batting the nuisances away. If you go for a walk or jog after the temperature has started rising for the day, you are in danger of swallowing insect protein if you dare to open your mouth. Why the little flying monsters will even fly up your nostrils if you aren't careful. Twenty First Century swarms of pestilence, except they cause no real harm (except to your car finish) and even help with pollination.
Unlike the Biblical plague of the locusts which covered everything and ate all the green, love bugs are merely a short term aggravation. I am reminded of human behavior when I think of swarms of any variety. We all swarm from one subject to the next. The media whips us into a frenzy over their version of the latest outrage and off we all go on a rampage taking sides and ready to draw. There seems to be no end to the swarm until the next wrath producing news story appears. Then the swarm picks up and attacks in mass--that next cause of indignation.
As I pondered this, I began to realize in amazement, it is all about attacking any other distraction in a desperate attempt to not address our own short-comings. As long as we are moving with the mob and addressing our disappointment with the latest failure of someone other than ourselves, then we skate around the only pest we have any control of---ME!
"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,
and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.