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4 hours ago, ubkev said:

MLB opening night. Marquee matchup in DC. 2 preseason Cy Young favorites on the mound....

...Angel ***** Hernandez behind the plate.

How the hell do you have the worst umpire in baseball as the crew chief in this series?

Saw a few questioned calls.

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2 hours ago, SABRES 0311 said:

Saw a few questioned calls.

An absolute clown.

 

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37 minutes ago, ubkev said:

An absolute clown.

 

Watching the game replay and he did the same thing to the Yankees on the other side of the plate. Amazing how the guy is still in the league.

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33 minutes ago, SABRES 0311 said:

Watching the game replay and he did the same thing to the Yankees on the other side of the plate. Amazing how the guy is still in the league.

You mean this one?

Terrible.

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I just went to 5 different stores in order to find Sevin(insect concentrate for plants/bushes)...and then they wonder why Amazon is doing so much better than brick and mortar establishments.

 

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Spotted lanternflies suck and need to be eradicated from this Earth. I have been catching them for months as nymphs, now they are full grown.

This picture is what I caught yesterday. I have another load that big right now on that tree.

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14 minutes ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Spotted lanternflies suck and need to be eradicated from this Earth. I have been catching them for months as nymphs, now they are full grown.

This picture is what I caught yesterday. I have another load that big right now on that tree.

IMG_20200730_084457.jpg

what is luring them to the tape?

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45 minutes ago, Lanny said:

what is luring them to the tape?

The first month is free. Their credit cards aren't charged.

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1 hour ago, Lanny said:

what is luring them to the tape?

Free college and unemployment checks.

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1 hour ago, Lanny said:

what is luring them to the tape?

The maple tree the tape is around.

Let me clarify. They are "flies" but they really hop and glide. They physically climb the plants they eat mostly so you can catch them doing stuff like this.

The extra sticky duct tape isn't the best solution but it's cheap, easy to change, and not so sticky that I catch birds and squirrels.

The bugs really like Tree of Life (another invasive species) but they also like Maple trees and Willow trees. Guess what I have. 3 maples and a willow. They really like that particular tree because it is closest to the woods. They jump out of those trees and glide over to that one. They fall out and climb back up. Then they get the tape. I sprayed the willow today because it is still small. The tape trick doesn't work for that tree because the branches are low enough to the ground that they hop up directly. I used Sevin which works but has no residual effect. I need to get something else that is longer lasting I just haven't gotten to the store yet.

They are devastating to grape vines. They kill the whole vine.

I have a multi tiered defense. The trees also got a dose of systemic insecticide in the spring so if the bugs evade the tape and bite the tree they die anyway. Every one I kill is a hundred that don't hatch next year. I've killed several thousand since April. The ones in April hatched from my trees, I think I did a good job or eradicating most of them. The ones I'm getting now are coming from elsewhere because they have wings now and can travel farther. I wish my neighbors would try a little harder but I feel like I'm the only one doing anything.

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Freakin eyesight when getting older. I know there are bifocals and bifocals but when are the pentafocals coming?

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1 hour ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

The maple tree the tape is around.

Let me clarify. They are "flies" but they really hop and glide. They physically climb the plants they eat mostly so you can catch them doing stuff like this.

The extra sticky duct tape isn't the best solution but it's cheap, easy to change, and not so sticky that I catch birds and squirrels.

The bugs really like Tree of Life (another invasive species) but they also like Maple trees and Willow trees. Guess what I have. 3 maples and a willow. They really like that particular tree because it is closest to the woods. They jump out of those trees and glide over to that one. They fall out and climb back up. Then they get the tape. I sprayed the willow today because it is still small. The tape trick doesn't work for that tree because the branches are low enough to the ground that they hop up directly. I used Sevin which works but has no residual effect. I need to get something else that is longer lasting I just haven't gotten to the store yet.

They are devastating to grape vines. They kill the whole vine.

I have a multi tiered defense. The trees also got a dose of systemic insecticide in the spring so if the bugs evade the tape and bite the tree they die anyway. Every one I kill is a hundred that don't hatch next year. I've killed several thousand since April. The ones in April hatched from my trees, I think I did a good job or eradicating most of them. The ones I'm getting now are coming from elsewhere because they have wings now and can travel farther. I wish my neighbors would try a little harder but I feel like I'm the only one doing anything.

Unfortunately they're not as picky with a host as some other invasive species are.  Mind if I ask where about do you live?  Possibly PA?  Is USDA aware of how bad the situation is in your neck of the woods?

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My damn achilles is killing me, I spent time in the sauna, foam rolled it, ice, elevate, etc... I only did a 3 mile run today and that was enough to make it come back with the a vengeance 

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5 minutes ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

My damn achilles is killing me, I spent time in the sauna, foam rolled it, ice, elevate, etc... I only did a 3 mile run today and that was enough to make it come back with the a vengeance 

Time to shut it down. You need time or you're gonna pop it. Don't ***** around with the achilles. Better to take two weeks off and lose a small amount of your progress than to lose a full year after that thing rolls up your calf muscle like a window shade, AND not be able to do your race that you've been killing yourself for.

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Been a super stressful year.  Jan 2 announcement that work was closing its doors.  A job search that ended when COVID hit.  Reluctantly agreeing to move to a part of the country that was COVID ground zero.  Dad with a health scare.  Closing the place you loved to work while work got busier and busier due to co-workers jumping ship, and then a last minute recruitment and job offer.

I put my notice in at work and scheduled a much needed lake vacation for Saturday - Wednesday.  And the forecast is rain the whole way..........................

I hate 2020.

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3 minutes ago, Weave said:

Been a super stressful year.  Jan 2 announcement that work was closing its doors.  A job search that ended when COVID hit.  Reluctantly agreeing to move to a part of the country that was COVID ground zero.  Dad with a health scare.  Closing the place you loved to work while work got busier and busier due to co-workers jumping ship, and then a last minute recruitment and job offer.

I put my notice in at work and scheduled a much needed lake vacation for Saturday - Wednesday.  And the forecast is rain the whole way..........................

I hate 2020.

Fish are more aggressive at the surface in the rain! 

I'm a glass half full kinda guy!

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Panhandlers. Specifically Panhandlers with a freaking stereo and an electric violin at 7am outside my house. 

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1 minute ago, ubkev said:

Fish are more aggressive at the surface in the rain! 

I'm a glass half full kinda guy!

As long as the wind is reasonable I'll be on the water.  I need this *****.

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26 minutes ago, Tondas said:

Freakin eyesight when getting older. I know there are bifocals and bifocals but when are the pentafocals coming?

I have the progressive trifocals, and they always suck when getting a new pair.  If the glasses aren't sitting correctly on your face based on the measurements they took, it will take multiple visits back to the eye doctor to either have the frames adjusted or the lenses re-done.

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1 hour ago, Indabuff said:

Unfortunately they're not as picky with a host as some other invasive species are.  Mind if I ask where about do you live?  Possibly PA?  Is USDA aware of how bad the situation is in your neck of the woods?

Southeast PA. Yes it's a well known issue in these parts.

Penn State and the Dept of Ag have a while thing trying to figure out how to limit them. 

No natural predators of course. They are considering importing some tiny parasitic wasps that feast on lanternflies in Asia but that obviously has it own risks so they are being very cautious with that.

I wish the damned birds would figure out they are food. They'd get so fat they couldn't fly.

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20 minutes ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Southeast PA. Yes it's a well known issue in these parts.

Penn State and the Dept of Ag have a while thing trying to figure out how to limit them. 

No natural predators of course. They are considering importing some tiny parasitic wasps that feast on lanternflies in Asia but that obviously has it own risks so they are being very cautious with that.

I wish the damned birds would figure out they are food. They'd get so fat they couldn't fly.

I didn't realize they're already that established there.  Biological control is last resort most of the time, especially if there's a niche to be filled.  I'm sorry you're dealing with this.  

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1 hour ago, WildCard said:

Panhandlers. Specifically Panhandlers with a freaking stereo and an electric violin at 7am outside my house. 

Paintball gun and frozen paintballs work well. So I’m told.

Seriously though. Entitlement in twenty-somethings mixed with a thin skin. I thought it was an age gap thing and maybe I just don’t understand where they are coming from. Now I’m wondering if they don’t understand reality. 

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3 hours ago, SABRES 0311 said:

Paintball gun and frozen paintballs work well. So I’m told.

Seriously though. Entitlement in twenty-somethings mixed with a thin skin. I thought it was an age gap thing and maybe I just don’t understand where they are coming from. Now I’m wondering if they don’t understand reality. 

Are you saying I don't like the blasting music because I have a sense of entitlement?

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19 hours ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

My damn achilles is killing me, I spent time in the sauna, foam rolled it, ice, elevate, etc... I only did a 3 mile run today and that was enough to make it come back with the a vengeance 

I tore my Achilles years ago. It sucks. Took a good 2 months  in a boot For it to heal.  Lucky me it was my left foot so I could still drive

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