The Burning Man Site Is Infested With Disgusting Green Bugs

first_imgWith the annual Burning Man event coming up on August 30th, preparations for the famous Black Rock City are already underway in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. While burners are used to braving the elements for the weeklong event, there’s one new element that wasn’t expected: a bug infestation.Apparently small green bugs have taken over the site, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. The bugs are climbing on objects and people, leaving small bites and general unpleasantness in their path. Here’s a post from the official Burning Man blog:You may have seen the bug rumors on the internet. We are here to tell you that they are all true. Well maybe not all of the rumors, but the bugs are real. They’re everywhere. They bite. They crawl all over you. They get up and in you.Twin Peaks, who’s leading the construction of the Center Café, was talking about how bad they are when she jumped a little and pulled her t-shirt away from her body. A good-sized green bug fell to the ground. It had crawled into her bra.Metal Shop Heather wears a welding mask most of the day. Bugs have crawled up inside her visor and nestled around her eyes. Cammy and Stinger needed some help from the medical team to deal with the infestation; Stinger’s back was covered with nasty red welts from the bites.As of now, the bugs remained unidentified, but they are certainly a nuisance. The blog post suggests that they’ll “have to nuke the city to get rid of them,” if that’s what it takes.Here are some telling images from the blog and social media:Bug bites.Bugs everywhere. Ick.last_img

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