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Old 07-02-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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OK, one of the great things about Colorado Springs is supposedly that it's too dry for bugs. But, the past week or two, they've been terrible around my house! A few days ago I got mosquito bites all over my arms and face when I was out in the evening for 20 minutes doing some garden cleanup, and this afternoon I was getting pestered continually by flies in spite of it being fairly breezy.

I'm sure this is a result of all the extra rain this summer.... but where are they coming from? Is there somewhere near my neighborhood where they might be breeding, or are they just as bad all over the city? I also did wonder if the bagged mulch I put down in my planting beds recently might have been infested....

(And yes, I know that, being a frog, I am supposed to eat bugs instead of vice versa.... just give me a nice juicy grasshopper or crispy cricket instead of these pesky little things with no meat on them!)
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:51 PM
 
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I haven't really noticed it being that buggy where I live. Yes, I see a few bugs, but not a big deal or worse than another year. Hiking up in the mountains I've seen a lot of bugs at times, especially near water, and the rain certainly has helped.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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Way worse for us (downtown). Dragonflies everywhere, and we can't sit outside like normal around dusk.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:19 AM
 
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Quite a few mosquitoes at my house too, it's fun watching the bats and dragonflies chasing down the bugs. It's just a wet year so you are going to see an increased population even if you don't have standing water in your yard. During the last decade of drought I don't think I got a single bite in town but I do remember as a kid in the 70's and 80's we would always get mosquitos bites in the summer playing in the yard or in the neighborhood park. My mom would always be dabbing my legs with calamine lotion to calm the itch.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:38 PM
 
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it's fun watching the bats and dragonflies chasing down the bugs.
WAIT WAIT WAIT, what is this about bats now??
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:33 PM
 
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Bats are great - they eat insects. You may see them at dusk in summer, otherwise you'll never know they're around.
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Old 07-05-2015, 12:45 AM
 
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I love bats!
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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I've noticed a lot more this year too. Put on some bug spray before going out at dusk. I notice more too when camping. We put out some of those sticky fly traps and citronella candles (tiki torches). One day I went to Walmart for more and they are all gone off the shelf. I guess everyone is trying to keep them away.
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