Seriously. I’m from Texas, I should know. 😉 And if the bugs aren’t bigger they are definitely more numerous. My good friend Karen and I go walking most evenings and most evenings I end up shrieking in horror as a bug lands on my neck or in my shirt or on my leg as we walk. Last night a bug hit my hand and fell to the ground and I thought, “Oh good that counts as my bug encounter tonight” and I kept walking. A huge storm was blowing in so when I got home I noticed the dish washer was still going so I put away all the yard toys, put patio chairs away, etc. I also sat down and played tiny wings on my phone, curse that 34 second fever; it’s impossible to get! Ahem, then I watched an episode of Hoarders then I went to take a shower, hoping the water would be hot. I pulled my hair out of my pony tail and was brushing through it with my hand when a June bug latched onto one of my fingers. I promptly and with no small amount of concern flung it to the ground, crushed it with an old body wash bottle and threw it away. I began thinking about it and the more I thought about it the more alarmed I was… “It was in my hair for how long?!?” *Shiver in disgust*
This is only one example of bug grossness that seems to surround me here in East Kansas. Did you know that before I lived here I liked lady bugs? However in the fall we are attacked by them in hoards. They come in every door, window, or crack and if they can’t get in they collect in your doorway just waiting for you to open your door. You open the outside shed and they are crawling over everything. It looks like a horror film!
There are also tons of ticks and chiggers. I wont even go into detail about the spiders. Let me just say that they are numerous and occasionally aggressive. The only redeeming value of bugs in Eastern Kansas are the lightening bugs, they are beautiful (at a distance that is!)