The great outdoors: it comes with a lot of bugs. And what if you don’t like those bugs? Enter the WalkingPod Mesh personal anti-insect tent, a wearable fine-gauge mesh tent that prevents pesky bugs from getting too close.
Want to own your own giant murder hornet (Vespa mandarinia) as a memento to remember 2020 by? Well, you’re in luck, because BicBugs has got some very nice specimens available. Sold with their wings spread, they’re available either unmounted ($47), or pinned and framed ($59), and are sure to be one of this Christmas’s must-have gifts.
Some people play with action figures. Other people play with bugs. Ew! This guy plays with both. Double ew! This student in Osaka, Japan known as @ride_hero on Twitter has a very interesting hobby. He makes action figures out of insect and crab shells.
I hate crickets. You know, those bugs that somehow find their way into your home and spend the night chirping and keeping you awake. I have a strict “stomp that bastard” rule in my house. If you see a cricket inside and let it live, you hunt until you find and smash it, lest it keep me awake at night.
Is a one-person bug tent just not enough for you? Maybe you need more protection to feel safe from all of those biting bugs. These $20 knee-length Mosquito Netting Socks will protect you from all of those nasty blood suckers.
There’s something buggy about this room. If your skin isn’t crawling yet, it will be once you see the work of Jennifer Angus. This artist has come up with a unique way to decorate those bright pink walls you see here.
The rain came, and the bugs followed. If you find yourself spending the bulk of your evenings hunting for the elusive bug that just bit you on the kisser, then you might want to consider donning the Netsmen instead.
I’ve seen plenty of things over the years out of Japan that made me say “WTF?” After all, this is the country where USB-powered things for magnifying your pimples are sold. I don’t think I have ever seen anything that makes me go “WTF?”
Artist Klaus Enrigue recreated Darth Vader’s helmet in an unusual way. He covered the mask with 150 creepy crawly insects. There are tarantulas, scorpions, and butterflies from around the world as if called by The Force to create an armor made out of nature.
I’d have to be really hungry and desperate to eat bugs. For instance, I would gladly lick that gross jelly goo from the inside of a tin of Spam before I would eat a bug. If you want a really gross gift to give someone as a gag, ThinkGeek has a new Edible Bugs Gift pack.
Insects, contrary to popular belief, are not that different from humans. Studies show that our buggy friends suffer from one of the human world’s most common emotional ailments: the friendzone. So, with that perspective, we look at these beautiful macro photos of bug BFFs.
Ticks are nasty. Actually, I think all bugs are nasty – but ticks are extra disgusting since they suck on your blood. They are also responsible for transmitting many diseases, some fatal. A team of researchers at the Virginia Military Institute have designed a robot that kills these blood suckers.
Bugs of most types and all sizes make me queasy. The little ones, I don’t mind. But if they’re more than two centimeters long (or tall), then that’s enough to send me either screaming or running away from them – or both.
Talk about overkill. This new technology can track down individual mosquitoes and take them out using a laser beam. That’s definitely one way to kill bugs dead.
Created by Intellectual Ventures Lab, the Photonic Fence Anti-Mosquito Laser System can hunt down and identify the little buggers with amazing precision.