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Which is the most annoying bug?

Response Percent Votes
Mosquito
 
39% 458
Chigger
 
23% 273
Tick
 
11% 130
Fly
 
8% 97
Ant
 
4% 56
Bee/wasp
 
4% 51
Spider
 
3% 45
Other
 
3% 36
Total 1146

Comments

password 4 years, 10 months ago

wingless insects or mites called the Human Itch mite or the Scabies itch mite. worse than head lice. but not as bad as the Public lice.

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ralphralph 4 years, 10 months ago

If I could wish one creature off the planet, it would be the chigger. Any young man who ever had a scrotal "helmet" of chigger bites would have to agree. Foks in the country call those bites in sensitive areas "cryin' chiggers", for good reason. Skeeters, ticks, etc., are all pains -- and really are more dangerous to your health, I suppose -- but that wasn't the question. Chiggers. Chigger Helmet. Aaaagggghhhh!!!

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75x55 4 years, 10 months ago

"It is a toss up, chiggers and mosquito's are both annoying!"

Winning points awarded for longevity of painful irritation and usually 'inconvenient' location of bite gives the win to the chigger.

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Kyle Reed 4 years, 10 months ago

ClaroAtaxia (Anonymous) says…

"jumpin_catfish,

The poll has nothing to do politics, but you just couldn't keep your yapper shut could you? A little insecure?"

So you had to prove you could open your yapper even further? Way to make your point by being even more annoying.

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David Lignell 4 years, 10 months ago

Originally from Michigan, I have to say the Mosquito is the most annoying pest on God's green earth. Oh, there are many, to be sure, but the Mosquito has mastered the art of petty annoyance through numerous courses offered by stagnate ponds and standing water. I know Chigger bites can itch and they usually pick the vital areas, but Mosquitos buzz in your ears at night and suck your blood with friends. They mock you. I've seen 'em up close and they actually have handle-bar mustaches and tatoos. Yep, they're toughs who never had a stable upbringing nor structured volunteer work to keep them occupied. As if their tawdry lives aren't enough, they hang around other bad seeds like malaria and African Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) and Dengue fever. Their crowd is trouble and they're trouble, too. Give me the whole bevy of other creatures, I'll take 'em all over the Mosquito....with the possible exception of the biting black fly, which is another Michigan favorite. Enough babble for now...I have to run out to Walgreens for some calamine lotion!

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lowrentsKS 4 years, 10 months ago

lawrence residents are the most annoying. the people who live in this city cant be distinguished from the people who live in the alleys and woods and landfills. straight trash.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 10 months ago

You make some good points Agnostick about the mosquito, I was only responding to the "most annoying" aspect. Theyr'e all annoying, but I've literally had chigger bites drag on for as much as three weeks, if burrowed in deep enough. Then again, all those diseases and death, certainly can be annoying!

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SouthernBelle 4 years, 10 months ago

the fly. that annoying buzzing around your head. they are relentless!

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ClaroAtaxia 4 years, 10 months ago

jumpin_catfish,

The poll has NOTHING to do politics, but you just couldn't keep your yapper shut could you? A little insecure?

Besides, if there were no liberals, there would be no conservatives. You owe your end of the spectrum to the other end. You should check out libertarianism, it's swallowing your party whole and it would do your mind good.

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Starlight 4 years, 10 months ago

I started to say chiggers, hands down, then read the posts and thought about it. Chiggers sneak up and do have the most annoying bite, but I chose mosquitos for being annoying before they even bite you just by virtue of the threat of a bite. They can keep you awake if buzzing around a tent or just be a pest when trying to do anything outside. Then there's the itchy bite to deal with. To top it off there's all the worrys Agnostick lists. Heartworm pills for the dog aren't cheap. They also can get you anywhere, not just out in the grass. Mosquitos get the nod.

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Agnostick 4 years, 10 months ago

While a chigger bite may be a bit more painful and protracted, I wonder what the potential for fatalities are with that insect...?

The mosquito, on the other hand, can transmit:

  • Heartworms in dogs, wolves, coyotes and other animals

  • West Nile Virus

  • Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and Western equine encephalitis (WEE)

.... and those are just the things we typically see here in the United States. From a global perspective...

  • Malaria

  • Yellow Fever

  • Dengue Fever

Chigger, schmigger. Nothing as potentially annoying as "death."

The mosquito wins this one, with four legs tied behind its wings.

Agnostick agnostick@excite.com

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autie 4 years, 10 months ago

The fear monger beetle; Novadecia tradius routicus marioniensis

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 10 months ago

The Whining Bug; Liberalis Defectum Intelectualii.

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edjayhawk 4 years, 10 months ago

I'll go with the mosquito as Nancy Boy dislikes those "liberal" chiggers...

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hubcap 4 years, 10 months ago

Abolish taxes and the sewer system.

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Christine Anderson 4 years, 10 months ago

Chiggers first and foremost. Never met one until Midwestern Music Camp '80. Evil, dirty-minded little bugs. They burrow in and bite in places you cannot scratch in public. Roaches second. Gage Management prides itself on having a larger roach than tenant population.

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Tom Shewmon 4 years, 10 months ago

I strongly maintain the chigger. They're prolific where I live but the reason they win the prize is because unlike a mosquito bite that may subside in a few minutes to a half hour, a chigger bite can stay itchy and infected for a couple weeks. If you put fingernail polish on chigger bites, you can reduce that to days.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 10 months ago

mosquitos annoy me the most.... the buy bug gets me in the most trouble.

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ksmax 4 years, 10 months ago

It is a toss up, chiggers and mosquito's are both annoying!

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