@orbit A-ha, thanks to this thread, I think I have identified the bug a found at work the other day: a spricket. Except it a had a red head.
They're not as bad this summer at our house as in the past. But our whole family did have to get rabies shots, so it's always something.
@patti fundament Japanese beetles everywhere, eating everything.
Yeah, terrible this year. We tried the knocking them into soapy water thing, but that is annoying and takes forever so we've been torching them with a stick lighter. Especially satisfying when they're mid-coitus. Less so when they start smelling like burnt popcorn.