I don't use the word hate very often but I'm sure it's appropriate in this situation.  For the last couple of weeks.  I can't vacuum or mow enough to get rid of these things. They are everywhere.  In my car, in my home and I have a dog so when ever he comes in from the yard they're on him too.

What are they?  Why would someone plant a tree that produces these evil things?  I'm in a rental, so there's not much I can do about whatever tree or plant is producing them.  My question to you. What's the best way to get rid of them?