Wood Stack Pests

26 Oct

Delivered wood stacking continues..the weather was warm and flying over the wood were these things..and they were EVERYWHERE..what are these? I never recall seeing them before but they look like small little flying cotton balls..little tufts undeneath with a blue color. We have about 1/2 hour left of stacking until we are done..again…but if these little buggers don’t stop flying up my nose I am going to lose it!!




Posted by on October 26, 2011 in Construction


3 responses to “Wood Stack Pests

  1. John

    October 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Classic case. It’s the Bulgarian Cotton-Tufted Stacking Gnat. They live most of their lives dormant in wood piles until fall, when they leave their nests to mate in the air. The female then tries to deposit the eggs into a human nose. From my experience, the only way to keep them at bay is my continuously hopping up and down and humming loudly while stacking.

    • eagergridlessbeaver

      October 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Oh….I suspected a french based gnat so I was singing lumberjack songs while dancing on poutine!.no I see the error of my ways! Hehe..I like any excuse to stop stacking wood..if it wasn’t bugs I am sure I would have stopped due to the tension of the elastics in my socks.

      • Robin

        November 5, 2011 at 2:37 am

        Suddenly I have the lumber jack song from Monty Python going through my head. :P


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