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Mosquitoes: Winning the War on Bugs

Updated on August 30, 2016

The Bug

I have heard it said, time and time again that Noah should have slapped those first two mosquitoes and put an end to them. Most of the time, people get a smile on their face when they talk about dead bugs. Especially creepy ones like mosquitoes

Well. It's a cute story, about those Ark mosquitoes, but - mosquitoes weren't on the Ark. Mosquitoes are born in water and they continue on to become mosquitoes.

Yes. All it takes is a few drops of stray water, lurking in a dogs water dish, a leaf that has collected rainwater, a pond, a lake, a stream, a bird bath. You name it. If you have water standing around, you'll eventually be cursed with the bug.

Birds and Bats Love Eating Them

My birds and bats are losing ground this year with the bugs. There are so many mosquitoes. This year, we purchased some Cutter spray. It was easy to use. We hooked it up to our garden hoses - about 200 feet worth, and walked around our property and sprayed it all over.

It was effective. It's supposed to kill on contact and maintain control for up to 12 weeks. Well, unless you have an astronomical amount of rain, like we have and now, those bugs are back. You could tell where we sprayed initially, because you'd walk around in the yard and when you reached the edge of the spray, you'd find bugs. It was almost like having an invisible wall to keep them out. Being outside was almost relaxing again.

Personal Bug Fans

We have these cute little clip on fans that have a cartridge with bug repellent and they are supposed to repel the bugs for up to 12 hours. They seem to work good. Again, when the repellent is used up, be ready to run for the house. Those bugs will find you!

Bug Sprays

We have Deep Woods Off, and Repel, and some other various bug sprays. They all seem to work okay, but I found that they do not like the Repel at all. When I went outside to take a picture for this page, my Repel kept them away from my arms, but they found a minute spot on my ear that wasn't protected. Now my ear itches.

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