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kdbgoat

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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2018, 08:16:56 AM »
Because they're in the dry cat food when you buy it. Real simple.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2018, 08:33:46 AM »
Because they're in the dry cat food when you buy it. Real simple.
As I have said many times I don't care where the bugs come from. I wonder why generation after generation they inhabit the same spot. The cat food comes from many different sources so they cannot come from the food.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2018, 09:10:38 AM »
The food has come from many different stores. You are missing the point. I don't care about where the bugs come from, nor do I really care about how to kill them. I am wondering why they return to the exact same spot generation after generation and even when I change food dishes and move to a different site.

Wild guess here, but if all things are the same I would say temperature. Regardless of the bowl, if it's positioned in the same spot religiously the only variable would be temperature. Maybe there is a hot/cool spot that is attractive for the critters. Of course this all goes out the window if the bowl is placed in different areas.

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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2018, 09:11:59 AM »
Do you pour the entire bag of food into the feeder? If not, where do keep the opened bag? As to why the bugs keep appearing in the same spot time after time, not sure anyone here can answer that. You live in Florida. I was born and raised in Florida. Bugs, like humidity and Yankees  :) are A way of life if you live in Florida. You may just have to learn to live with them.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2018, 09:19:38 AM »
Wild guess here, but if all things are the same I would say temperature. Regardless of the bowl, if it's positioned in the same spot religiously the only variable would be temperature. Maybe there is a hot/cool spot that is attractive for the critters. Of course this all goes out the window if the bowl is placed in different areas.

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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2018, 09:22:21 AM »
Do you pour the entire bag of food into the feeder? If not, where do keep the opened bag? As to why the bugs keep appearing in the same spot time after time, not sure anyone here can answer that. You live in Florida. I was born and raised in Florida. Bugs, like humidity and Yankees  :) are A way of life if you live in Florida. You may just have to learn to live with them.
I sometimes buy five pound bags and toss it all in or buy larger bags and use it for a few fills.

I am not complaining about the bugs. This is Florida, bug capitol of the world. I love it here. Birds eat bugs and I am a bird photographer so I know that the reason there are so many birds in Florida is because of so many bugs. I just want to know why they end up in the exact same spot.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2018, 09:29:13 AM »
Just about anything made with dry grain will have bugs in it. Including human food.

https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/pantrypests304.shtml
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2018, 09:55:24 AM »
Just about anything made with dry grain will have bugs in it. Including human food.

https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/pantrypests304.shtml
I know that. I am trying to figure out why they keep returning to the same spot.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2018, 10:18:51 AM »
I know that. I am trying to figure out why they keep returning to the same spot.

Are you trying to figure out why they return to the same spot?   :o

Have you tried wiping up the area with soap and water.  Maybe some grease spilled there, then they find the food?  Also, try some Terro liquid ant bait.  If they like the smell, it has Borax in it, they will eat, return to the nest (I would assume under your cabinets or in some container you have moved from Rig to Rig) and kill them.  I know they are not ants, but I've had great lick with Borax on little unknown bugs.


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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2018, 10:26:55 AM »
Starting to understand the question now, but as "same spot", do you mean the food bowl as the "same spot", or if you move the food bowl to a different location in your fiver, the bugs go where the food bowl was originally?
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2018, 10:32:15 AM »
I think he means the same spot within the bowl.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2018, 10:42:20 AM »
Go back to the first post, second photo and enlarge the photo. You can see the bugs congregated on what appears to be the lip of the shute leading to the bowl. He says this is where the bugs are every time he sees them. He wants to know why this particular spot.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2018, 11:04:33 AM »
One website I saw said that cockroach droppings and skeletons emit a chemical that attracts others.  I guess if they are really attracted to that food then that is why they keep reappearing in the same place.

You sure do come up with some tough questions Tom  ;D ;D
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2018, 12:00:24 PM »
Go back to the first post, second photo and enlarge the photo. You can see the bugs congregated on what appears to be the lip of the shute leading to the bowl. He says this is where the bugs are every time he sees them. He wants to know why this particular spot.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2018, 12:02:50 PM »
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2018, 12:16:41 PM »
Do I get a prize?
Yes, you win a bunch of small bugs. ;D
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2018, 12:22:55 PM »
Yes, you win a bunch of small bugs. ;D

That prize bugs me.  ;D
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2018, 12:59:30 PM »
How about when the cats eat. Do they drool?  Could it be from the cats saliva dripping at the same place all the time attracting the bugs?  Or if they have a flea collar, is it rubbing on the edge of the bowl and that's what's attracting them.
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« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2018, 01:05:17 PM »
How about when the cats eat. Do they drool?  Could it be from the cats saliva dripping at the same place all the time attracting the bugs?  Or if they have a flea collar, is it rubbing on the edge of the bowl and that's what's attracting them.
The cats don't come within four inches of the spot they are collecting. There is a huge bowl that covers the top. No drool, no flea collars.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2018, 01:07:19 PM »
I give up.
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« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2018, 01:09:41 PM »
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #51 on: January 04, 2018, 01:13:54 PM »
It has me so confused because there just is no logical reason for the bugs to congregate in the same spot like that. I didn't think anyone would have an answer but it never hurts to ask. Thanks for the help guys. :)
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #52 on: January 04, 2018, 01:42:31 PM »
Why do people rebuild their house in the same place on the floodplain after being flooded out?  Because they like it there.

Try putting a small amount of non-toxic insect repellant there to make it less attractive to the pests.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2018, 02:04:57 PM »
Why do people rebuild their house in the same place on the floodplain after being flooded out?  Because they like it there.

Try putting a small amount of non-toxic insect repellant there to make it less attractive to the pests.
Good suggestion Lou, I will pick some up tomorrow at Walmart. Thanks.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #54 on: January 04, 2018, 02:10:14 PM »
Not fair. Lou didn't solve the mystery.  :-[
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« Reply #55 on: January 04, 2018, 02:34:42 PM »
Not fair. Lou didn't solve the mystery.  :-[
No he didn't but he did offer a great suggestion. :D
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #56 on: January 04, 2018, 05:12:58 PM »
Maybe that lip is where the continuously get stuck on their way in/out? Especially if you are finding them dead or even some dead and some alive it would explain it. Regardless of generation they would all have the same instinct to go after the cat food anyway.  Both bowls could have posed a similar problem for them since the design with the lip is similar.  This happens in my skylight with lady bugs. Once they go in none of them can come out so even though they’re all coming from different areas, they look like they’re all meeting up in this one spot on the screen to bake themselves to death.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #57 on: January 04, 2018, 07:47:34 PM »
I know that. I am trying to figure out why they keep returning to the same spot.

Well with everything eleminated I would say they like the taste of the bowl! See ....that was easy, next problem
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #58 on: January 04, 2018, 08:17:36 PM »
Well with everything eleminated I would say they like the taste of the bowl! See ....that was easy, next problem
Nice try, but I have had the exact same problem with two completely different designed food bowls.
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Re: Bug problem that bugs me
« Reply #59 on: January 05, 2018, 09:25:08 AM »
Could it have anything to do with where the food enters the bowl?

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