It is a very common error though. The term ‘Bug’ is technically used only to refer to the order Hemiptera or the “true” bugs, and all the others are called insects.
You can tell if something is a bug if its wings are crossed in an X patter across its body. Cockroaches are a sort of exception, cause their wings fold up into a sort of X, but they don’t have the stereotypical triangle that results from the specific wing fold of a true bug.
@anon63424221 the best way to kill cockroaches collectively is to use a professional extermination service, the major issue is that if you don’t eliminate the ‘source’ of their population (since you are either seeing travelers from another place, or they are somewhere in the apartment) then they are going to keep coming back. Cockroaches have the ability to create large populations rather quickly.
If you were to tell me that when I clicked on this thread I would
Learn lot about bugs, mainly that flamethrowers aren’t recommend for extermination.
Meet a new Chronie.
Forget about said information about bugs
And watch as it’s slowly derailed.
It’s not my first time around Chrono.gg
Hey @hivefleetbothan, I got another question I asked before on Reddit, but I only got replies by random ppl, nobody wt actual scientific knowledge
The question came to mind when I saw this for the first time:
[30 Japanese Giant Hornets kill 30,000 Honey Bees]
Hornets generally seem to be a rather aggressive kind of insect and because the number of honey bees has already been shrinking due to mites/illnesses and the extreme use of pesticides, I wondered how I should react when a hornet flies into the apartment? Could it possibly be better to kill it than to try to have it fly outside again? Are other hornets (those who live in Europe) less harmful?
lol… so that is an extremely specific species of wasp/hornet… Think of it like the ‘Great white shark’ of wasps. The harassment of bees by wasps/hornets is actually sort of normal. The bee hive is a source of good sugary foodstuffs, and good protein, the reduction in the health of bees enables the behavior of the wasps. However, wasps are important in their own right, they are good at reducing insect populations (caterpillars and other plant pests, plus they can be decomposers), and also can be pollinators.
That isn’t to say wasps aren’t jerks, but they are just a more aggressive social organism.
Generally speaking you should react to a hornet the same way you react to a bee, if the colony poses a safety hazard it is probably best to deal with it, but otherwise let it go about its business, I can recommend that any insect that wanders in can be caught in a plastic or glass cup, slide some paper underneath the cup then carry it outdoors and let it go.