Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kelkatu

Kelkatu.
What is kelkatu?
It's a bug, a very very annoying bug.
And the worse part is, i don't know what's kelkatu in English.
Firefly? Dragonfly? Moths?

Swarm

Whatever it is, these annoying creatures likes to swarm sources of light.
Whenever there's a bright and warm source of light, there will be a lot of kelkatus.
Especially now during the rainy season.

Why is it annoying?
First, it comes in huge groups.
Second, it likes to gather around lights, and even laptops.
Third, the probability of you stepping/squishing on it is very high.



And most importantly, it has a really short life span.
Which means, there will be a lot of dead kelkatus all over the place.
Damn it, it's a bane. The wings are everywhere, and you'll eventually step onto its crunchy body.
Nice.

Hyperactive tak bertempat

And what's more irritating is the fact that Molly gets hyperactive when these kelkatus are around.
You know, play play catch catch munch munch.
Now who the hell is going to clean up all the mess mess?

Jangan nak buat comel-comel di situ

The only way to prevent them is of course to turn off the lights. But then again, this is stupid.
Since i can't find a way to get rid of these kelkatus, the only thing i can do is to prevent its dead bodies from being scattered all over the place.
I took a big bowl of water and put it under the main source of light, and hoped for the kelkatus to fall inside.

The result?
Not that encouraging of course.

Mehhh

Is there any way to get rid of these things easily? Or better, is there any way to prevent them from coming at all?
And by the way, what's kelkatu in English anyway?

19 comments:

nand nasyari said...

arf....kelkatu pon jd masalah ke..?
bia molly jilat kasi bersih..senang ;D

Cherrie Pie Sweety said...

ha ha ha .. so cute :)

el said...

hahahahah smpi wat n3 cayalah..kehkehkeh
ritu rumah gua pun msoki kelkatu...pakat semua tutup lampu..just lamput luar umah je bukak...:)

h a n i e said...

gantung jek palstic bag dekat lampu..letak minyak sikit dlm tu..
kompem berjuta2 masuk dalam tu..hehehe

Lina Rahim said...

Kelkatu suka lampu murah..pasang lampu mahal la Arief..hehe.. :-D

ayaa alyy said...

tutup semua lampu. then they'll go :)

misz benida said...

sila ttp lampu bila kelkatu menjelma..hahaha

in bi ek??sila gunakan google translate..ahak.

YobSumo said...

me face the same problem! n i dont like it!

Zura said...

xsuke klau binatang ini menyerang..selalunye gantung plastik kat lampu tue..

anieszyx said...

Kelkatu = Flying termites. :)

|arieza| said...

tutup lmpu bilik, then bukak lampu kat luar, they all will fly to the lights.. :) i hate them too!!!!

Wanie-san said...

kekatur memang macam tu..
senang2 tutup lampu!
kdg2 dalam lampu pun dia masuk!iksh~

Anna Boleyn said...

hahaha..kelkatu memang annoying lah! esok pagi bangun tidur je tengok bersepah2 sayap ngan badan nya. damn. tak tau la kelkatu in english apa. hehe

Arief Arf said...

nand,
masalah besar!
molly pun dah tak terjilat dah
hahaha

cherrie,
hahaha molly memang cute!

el,
tak larat den nak bogolap!

hanie,
yeke? letak minyak?
utk ape?

lina rahim,
ade pulak macam tu.
hahahaha

ayaa alyy,
gelap, susah nak buat kerja
hahaha

Arief Arf said...

misz benida,
kalau google translate die jadi anai.
hahaha

yobsumo,
merana jelah!
X)

zura,
gantung beg plastik?
efektif meh?

anieszyx,
confirm ke? haha

arieza,
yeah, who doesnt rite?
haha

wanie-san,
tu la bila dah give up tutup jela terus..

anna boleyn,
haaa taw xpe..
annoying kan?
hahaha

Amirrah Zawani said...

comelnya molly..
kelkatu in english??
erm i pun tak tau.. hehe!!

anieszyx said...

Confirm.... kot. lol.

Aku ade belajar pasal entomologi la. Tengah cari pasal kelkatu, tu pasal bole tersinggah kt blog neh. Haha.

Anyway, kalu tak caye gak, ni ade bukti:

http://www.termiteweb.com/the-flying-termites-or-alates/

Fina Sophie said...

oh hi molly, lama tak nampak :)

Anonymous said...

Kelkatu in English =
1.Flying Ant/Termite
2.Swarmer
3.Alate

diorang akan bersayap bila dalam fasa "Nuptial flight"

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