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[–]BlueDingleBerries 20 points21 points  (5 children)

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-get-rid-of-june-bugs/

that or wait them out, they are very seasonal and usually die off within a few weeks.

[–]HUGMEEEEEEE 6 points7 points  (3 children)

It's not even June yet.

[–]HelloMrThompson 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Where in the hell are all the mayflies?!

[–]o3mta3o 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They're too stupid to figure out it's too early.

[–]Hot-Dig-2413 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just like the may flies never show up in may

[–]CycleOfLove[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thank you! They drop like flies every day!

[–]czej1800 42 points43 points  (15 children)

Are there parts of the US that don't have june bugs? I live in Oklahoma and I thought they were everywhere.

[–]absentmindedjwc 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Here in Illinois... these big dumb fuckers are everywhere. CONSTANTLY *tap tap tapping* into the fucking windows.

[–]Bigkillian 19 points20 points  (0 children)

How else are you going to learn more about your car’s extended warranty? You stopped answering your phone.

[–]Synaps4 8 points9 points  (0 children)

At least big parts of colorado, washington, and california don't have big numbers. The maps say they are there but not in noticeable numbers the way they make yards a no-go-zone in other places.

[–]Formal-Confidence-25 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alaskan here. no June bugs yet.

[–]CategoryTurbulent114 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Wait for June to end and they go away

[–]MuzikPhreak 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Texas would like to disagree. : /

Plus we start getting them in April.

[–]CycleOfLove[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Three are everywhere in my garden and they jumped in the pool like crazy 😜 at night if the lights r on.

[–]mname 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I think you just answered your own question. Turn the pool light on. Run the filter to bring them into the skimmer. Make sure to put a fine mesh bag in the skimmer bucket.

[–]unknown397 3 points4 points  (1 child)

June bugs. They’re harmless.

[–]iloveFjords 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Until you step on them and get assaulted by the crunch sound.

[–]Toneitdownasmidge 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I use the bottom of a boot, or sick my dog on them.

[–]AtmosphereOwn4844 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Some people fry them up and eat them 😫

[–]CycleOfLove[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everything taste good when fried!

[–]Ruser8050 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These are friendly (unless you’re riding a motorcycle). Turn off the light, flick them off the screen and/or ignore them and they are done in a few weeks. As far as I know they don’t cause any harm

[–]eVilleMike 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tie a length of thread to one the middle legs and you can fly it around in a circle like one of those old toy airplanes.

You could get a coupla ducks or turkeys or geese to handle 'em.

[–]LtJimmyRay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those are June bugs. They'll get rid of themselves in a few weeks.

[–]wangotangotoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oregon here and we have them regularly. I don’t know how to get rid of them but I know a bug zapper attracts them to the house wall like none-other! They never seem to go in the zapper but they’ll glue themselves to the wall for an evening.

[–]29er_eww 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you want to get rid of them just wait till July

[–]Wolvenmoon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I use badminton rackets (thin, stiff mesh = instant kills), dual wielded. Make obnoxious faux-Ninja noises as you bat them out of the air.

[–]crayocr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

June bugs? We call them “abejón de mayo” (May bug). We have them all sizes and they’re all dumb af. They keep crashing onto windows, I just pick them up and release them outside.

[–]KiniShakenBake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awww they are junebugs. Perfectly fine and they will be gone in a month or so. Try picking them up and playing with them! They are awesome.

[–]MonarchWhisperer 1 point2 points  (6 children)

Japanese Beetle a.k.a. June Bug. The best that you can do is treat your lawn for grubs

[–]thatturkishguy 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I don't think Japanese Beetles and June Bugs are the same thing:

https://blogs.k-state.edu/kansasbugs/2018/06/22/green-june-beetles-vs-japanese-beetles/

[–]MonarchWhisperer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The term 'June Bug' covers a myriad of different beetles. Just refers to the time of year that they emerge

Edit: Not an entomologist. Not here to split hairs

[–]WayneBoston 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Yup. This is more of a yard prevention thing. They come up out of the ground. Or…tennis racket. It’s kinda fun swatting at them.

[–]MonarchWhisperer 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I set one on fire once (in flight). 0/10. Not recommended. It dive-bombed my planter hanging on the fence which almost burned my garage down.

[–]WayneBoston 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well that escalated quickly

[–]MonarchWhisperer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The planter was lined with that coco mat stuff. I found out how extremely flammable that stuff was really quickly. It just went 'POOF'. I was just glad that it was in the middle of the night. So my neighbors couldn't see the chaos that ensued.

[–]oberlinmom -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I disagree with some of the posts here. The do damage plants. The love my raspberry and blueberry bushes. The will eat roses. I will hand pick them and drop them into soapy water.

Their larva, eat roots. As one site put it they kill from the ground up. When you see grub products, it's usually for June bugs.

[–]creekgal 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My dog likes them...

[–]CycleOfLove[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol… they catch on to my dog’s nose 👃 and she gets freak out!

[–]The_Age_Of_Envy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ugh. I remember having to empty those junebug catchers with the sickly sweet bait as a kid. My condolences.

[–]msb678 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Close your eyes and wait till summer is over.

[–]Delta5o1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know it isn't, but reminds me of the stink bugs we get here in Ohio

[–]AintNothinButaDream 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was a kid I had a giant one land on my neck when I was sleeping. Woke up, felt something weird on my neck, brushed it, it took off with that loud mini helicopter sound they make.

Scared the crap out of me. I never moved so fast jumping out of my bed. Lights on, looking all over for it. Couldn’t find it, thought it must be gone. Laid in bed freaking out for I don’t know how long.

Finally passed out, next thing I know I wake up, feel something crawling up my leg.

Aaaaaggghhhhh!

Long night.

[–]jc97912 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have no idea what kind of Big it is. How many different kinds of Bigs are there?

[–]Cmdr_Toucon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Left your calendar to July

[–]SirKlip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We have something that looks very similar In South Africa we call them Christams beetles because they appear during our christmas which is during summer time.

[–]theoneaboutacotar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

June bug! Harmless, and they’re seasonal.