Today marked the beginning. The beginning of what I hope will not be a summer-long war on soldier beetles in my office at Aptera. Solider beetles are completely harmless and are some of the least frightening bugs out in the world - the look almost exactly akin to a lightening bug or firefly. But (and there is a but) they think they are made to fly and obviously aren't. They clumsily flap their insect wings and usually end up flying into other objects in their general vicinity; which would be me if you were wondering. For that reason alone, I detest these little creatures. I work in fear of having one of them drop from the ceiling into my hair, or of having one of them fly directly into my face while trying to escape our office.
Luckily, our office manager was kind enough to purchase a bottle of insect spray and thus the War on Bugs began. I'm thinking about purchasing a holster for my bottle of bug spray tomorrow.
* Note: The insect in the image I've used is not a solider beetle. It looks like some sort of bee and the great thing about bees is you always know exactly where they stand. Bother them and they will sting you. Leave them alone and they'll do the same.