SATIRE COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, July 2019. Some of the verses presented here have been published (a few are still under review) at OEDILF.com, an online humor dictionary that has accumulated over 100,000 carefully edited limericks. Giorgio can currently point to over 220 of his submissions accepted for publication (many of them have been reproduced on this blog for your enjoyment).
SONGLINK: For those readers who like poetry set to music: You can find lots of singable limerick-medleys on our sister blog "SILLY SONGS and SATIRE", such as this recent post. There is some intriguing connection between some of these verses about insects and the themes of the singable lyrics blogpost "Delights of the Garden".
Learn more about DEET at Wikipedia
Learn more about gnat repellents at Consumers Union's website.
Learn more about beer bugs (Glischrochilus spp.) at Wikipedia and at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture website.
Learn more about the red imported fire ant (RIFA) at Wikipedia.
Link to "HOLESOME VERSE: Limericks About CLOTHING MOTHS"