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    Those funny lil skater bugs...

    what the heck are they and how did it get in my AGP? And how do I get rid of him? I only seen one. But this is the 2nd time I saw it. ( not sure where to post this ? )

    BTW my TC level is 3.5
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    Re: Those funny lil skater bugs...

    Quote Originally Posted by lulupalooza
    what the heck are they and how did it get in my AGP? And how do I get rid of him? I only seen one. But this is the 2nd time I saw it. ( not sure where to post this ? )

    BTW my TC level is 3.5
    Oh , hey, I used to get those too from time to time. I kinda recall a thread on here that says they don't like borates?
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    Re: Those funny lil skater bugs...

    I have caught 2 more since I have last posted this. Those things are CREEPY looking. It's like some fugly alien looking bug and it has 2 flippers. I killed them. I recall seeing lots of them in my Moms i/g. I do know they bite! and it hurts!
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    Re: Those funny lil skater bugs...

    Those are Water Boatmen.

    Having a CL of 3.5 isn't going to bother them much I don't think. I just pull them out when I find them, but they can jump and will find their way back into your pool quickly if given the chance.
    Jim

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