This post was co-authored by Gracie Potter ’17, Jack Quigley ’16 and Molly Narkis ’17.
Do you feel itchy most of the time? Are you constantly cold and sweaty? Does it feel like bugs are crawling all over your exposed skin? If you don’t have a drug problem, you’re probably just terrified of Asian Lady Beetles. It’s no secret that this campus suffers from an extreme infestation; nearly everyone has found at least one of these little bug-bugs all up in their biz-nass at some point or another. Not to worry, though! These creepy crawlies are easily dealt with if you know the right techniques. A few of our editors have teamed up in order to share their most effective beetle eradication strategies.
Quigley: I’ve seen a variety of approaches in Old Kenyon in regards to dealing with Lady Beetles. They range from holding cups filled with a mixture of beer and dip spit up to the ceiling to drown them in to purchasing a handheld vacuum on Amazon to suck them all up. Each method has a varying level of success. Also, every room in Old Kenyon is on a different level in terms of infestation. Personally, I don’t really mind them. I don’t bother them and they, in return, don’t bother me. My roommate, however, has recently taken to vacuuming them up and dumping them in the bathroom.
After browsing r/WTF for a couple minutes, I found out that all bugs are scary and horrifying and that no one should ever sleep because big huge creepy crawlies with tentacles are going to come and infect us with weird pus-filled sores when we least expect it. I also found one guy who caught a bunch of maggots or flies or something with a three-gallon drum filled with vinegar and soap. Maybe you could try that if you want to.