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Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

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Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by Gambling Man » 14 Sep 2015, 14:31

Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Thought I would pack as much information in the title as possible :D

For the past few weeks I have been sitting in the back garden and in particular, around the patio. Sitting pretty close to the ground I have often observed tiny creatures that are numerous and seem to be practically everywhere. They are dark coloured and cant be more than about 5mm long but they can jump quite far for no apparent reason from time to time. Most of the time, however, they appear to be just crawling around in their own locality. My patio is 8metres x 3metres and they are on every paving slab. I remember seeing creatures like this years ago and used to call them lops :lol:

They look harmless enough but just wondered if they can cause a problem and has anyone else got them in their garden. You have to get close to the ground and look carefully otherwise you may not notice them.



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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by Mighty Quinn » 14 Sep 2015, 16:10

Sounds like you have some lops :lol:



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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by Mackem Lass » 14 Sep 2015, 16:21

Look at me I have a patio :D



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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by cam » 15 Sep 2015, 16:39

Mrs SAFC wrote:Look at me I have a patio :D
With lops :lol:


I might have the day off today!

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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by Gambling Man » 15 Sep 2015, 16:43

I know, I know :lol:
I am only wondering what they are, whether they can pose a problem etc.
No need to mock :lol:



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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by blockheed » 16 Sep 2015, 16:28

I wouldn't worry about these little jumping insects. I checked my driveway and they are there too. Looks like nothing to worry about to be honest but they are not lops because lops need to live on animals and suck their blood.



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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by red ken » 17 Sep 2015, 11:44

I have also seen these many before. I wouldn't worry unless they come into your home. They are not lops or fleas and possible will not entertain your house. I have them outside and they just seem to hang around their own locality. They don't seem to wander far but I wonder why they have the ability to jump so high and for as far as they do. Possibly its a defensive thing. These little things don't pose a problem at all as they will have been around forever and I have never seen them in the house.



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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by cam » 18 Sep 2015, 10:28

So what exactly are these jumping creepy crawlies because I am intrigued :lol:


I might have the day off today!

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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by Spider » 18 Sep 2015, 11:22

cam wrote:So what exactly are these jumping creepy crawlies because I am intrigued :lol:
Lops.
If they jump like lops they are lops :lol:



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Re: Creepy Crawlies - Patio Bugs - Jumping Creatures

Post by Dumbo » 18 Sep 2015, 11:34

They are pretty much harmless. Its not as if they want to live indoors because they don't. Now that would be bad.



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