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The 6 most pesky warm weather bugs

By: SC Johnson on Aug. 11, 2011, 2:57 p.m.
magnified no-see-um bug

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Annoyance factor: 8

Favorite hangouts: Seashores and near other bodies of water (and unsuspecting human bodies).

Most annoying when: You're camping near a beautiful, undisturbed beach with a special someone.

Annoying, associated diseases and afflictions: Leishmaniasis, Filariasis.

Repulsive eating habits: Like mosquitoes, bloodthirsty female no-see-ums (otherwise known as biting midges and smaller than 2 millimeters long) spit on the host's wound before digging in to ensure a successful blood-sucking session.