Monday, September 15, 2008

Bugs in Light Fixtures

With all the amazing discoveries and advances in science, you would think someone would figure out why bugs crawl into light fixtures. Why don’t they just crawl back out? Do they have some sort of death wish or it is elder bug tradition to be slowly toasted to dust rather than be a burden on their families?

What is really intriguing is how they get into closed light fixtures; you know, the ones with the globes or covers that fit into holders and have to be tightened down. Do they transform into slivers of themselves, able to collapse their outer shells in order to fit between the fixture and holder. Do child bugs have to attend special classes to learn this skill?

Here in Florida we have a variety of light-seeking bugs, so you never know what you will find in a light fixture. Unfortunately, by the time you finally take the fixture down to change the bulb, what ever the bug was, it no longer is. Are bug remains flammable?

Now that the longer-lasting compact fluorescent lamps have come on the market, does that mean by that by the time we change bulbs any remnants of bug life will have long desiccated into powder? Humm, wonder if bug powder can be turned into an energy source, sort of like cow chips? I can see it now, huge factories toasting bugs to supply the fuel needs of tiny autos powered by bug powder. Then there would be bug bounty hunters on the prowl for bigger bugs to supply our never-ending quest for cheap alternative fuel.

Maybe the solution to bug-filled light fixtures would be trap doors in the fixture to dump the bugs out. You know, kind of like changing the batteries in the smoke alarms once a quarter – change batteries, dump bugs.

Whew, I’m glad we solved THAT problem.

© Copyright 2008 Suzzwords

5 comments:

  1. I'm glad YOU solved that problem Suzz, we didn't have anything to do with it.

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  2. I just hate looking up into a ceiling light and seeing those yucky dark spots that I know are BUGS.

    You know that cats love to chase down bugs, dead or alive. How about little suction cup boots for the cat. Then the cat could walk on the ceiling and trap the bugs before they get into the light.

    Feel free to patent my suggestion
    :)

    "Say goodnight Gracie"

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  3. This needed to be said Susan....and I'm glad you brought it up. I HATE THOSE BUGGY LIGHTS!!! I often wonder what the heck those stupid bugs are thinking when they fly or crawl into those lights and get 'zapped' to death. I have a few lights right now with fried corpses that need cleaning out.....YUCK!

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  4. LoveM2:10 PM

    Oh how wonderful to see that you are writing again -- almost gave up checking the blog! This posting proves "you still got it".

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  5. Anonymous10:14 PM

    help I HAVE CRAWLEY BUGS IN MY LIGHT FIXTURE AFTER THEY ARE REMOVED A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER THEY ARE BACK AT LEAST TEN THEY GIVE ME THE CREEPS HELP.

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