Buggers, they are out all the time. I was hoping that our low temperatures (46 F or 7 C eh) would slow them down a bit and push the ones that are not well toward immediate death. Did you know the females are the only ones that bite? They need the blood to make their eggs grow. The male dies shortly after mating but the female can live for MONTHS and lay lots of eggs…she only needs to mate once in her lifecycle.
Far Guy has been hoping for a freeze. Wishful thinking on his part.
How many of you do the mosquito dance? In Minnesota that would be stomping your feet and waving your arms at the same time. I just hate it when I swallow one..or inhale one…the dirty little buggers fly around and tickle your throat and make you gag. And why is it that they want to fly into my ears??
Mosquitoes cover poor Chances muzzle where his hair is short. Buggers.
The Mosquito Hawks or Dragonflies are trying their best to eat thousands a day, but Dragonflies only live a few weeks, a month at the most when they are adults flying around eating mosquitoes. It hardly seems fair.
We have Dragonflies in our yard, and for the first time ever a few Damselflies.
Damselflies are usually blue and very thin. They fold their wings in when they are resting.
Damselflies eat mosquitoes too!
I have just about had it with mosquitoes…I don’t know how anyone can stand it outside after dark for very long. If you ask me between them and the Deer Flies that bite this summer has been miserable.
My stand by go to for mosquito bite relief is Absorbine Junior the licorice smelling green liquid in a bottle…as long as you don’t scratch a bite it will take the itch right out…but boy if you scratch…be prepared for it to burn. When the grands were little we called it the “magic stuff.”
Dry years we have few skeeters, wet years like this one are horrid for skeeters. It is rumored that mosquitoes in Minnesota can be as big as birds…it is all just a rumor..or is it?