View Full Version : Identify this "bug" for me, will bag ortho treat it?

04-12-2010, 12:06 AM
have these type bugs all over the yard, and side of the house. Will the bag type ortho from HD kill this or not? What "bug" is it? Would a bug candle help? This is the 1st time I have seen Thanks for any help.

04-12-2010, 12:13 AM
Looks like maybe a Crane Fly to me.

04-12-2010, 12:17 AM
Harmless. :waving:

04-12-2010, 12:26 AM
mom skeeter

04-12-2010, 12:55 PM
That is a male mosquito. Completely harmless, and no, they don't bite.

Think Green
04-12-2010, 09:18 PM
It is the small mosquito's that bite and suck the blood.
The larger of the two is the male..........no doubt!!

Harmless and funny as all heck to watch the cat chase and jump on the glass at these things.

04-12-2010, 09:26 PM
My vote goes to crane fly. Body about an inch long.

04-12-2010, 09:36 PM
Male mosquitos have feather like antennae. That looks like a crane fly. They are also seen earlier in the year than the male mosquito, iirc.

Think Green
04-12-2010, 11:11 PM
Maybe they do up north,but down south they don't have feathery antenna. LOL!!!
You ever get bitten by the Zebra mosquito? The things are so small you can't hear them buzz before the attack. They are the one's that will bite, and blister up the site.
This is Arkansas, we breed the mosquito for the rest of the United States!!!
That is why we are the Alluvial Flood Plains!

04-18-2010, 07:12 PM

ONLY 1/10 OF 1% of Insects/Bugs are actually harmful to plants, trees, and turf.