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Old 06-04-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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This morning I was waiting on children to arrive for summer school and the mosquitos were just awful. I'm the lucky one that gets to do outdoor duty in the mornings. :-)
My son visited his grandmother this weekend in the country and came home with several spots. This is just crazy. I hope it gets better for all of us. I'm so tired of this rain.
We had swim lessons today. We played wait and see until the last minute. The sun came out and then went into hiding shortly after lessons. One thing I noticed this afternoon was we were not bothered by m 's at the pool. I guess all the chlorine(sp) helped with this. Or at least that is what I'd like to believe. :-)
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:57 PM
 
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With the wet, wet spring we've had, I've noticed mosquitos are quite plentiful. My wife and I are discussing getting a bat house. We'd have some fat bats this year!
We got a bat house and put it on our boat house 2 years ago. We heard that getting a bat house would be a good way to help get rid of some of the mosquitoes. But there has never been a bat that lived there.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:32 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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Put up a Purple Martin birdhouse - they are migratory but while they are there they will help w/the bug situation.
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Old 06-04-2007, 11:48 PM
 
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this evening the mosquitos were attacking me! they got my legs and feet!
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Old 06-05-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Lets hope they return them soon.
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:06 AM
 
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This one is very timely:

Pests come out biting | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/060507dnmetskeeters.37f8824.html - broken link)
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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I think people think mosquitos breed in any kind of water...except the kind in their yards...

SOCKETZ--that was very interesting article--thanks for the link--the FTW paper is just so bad and changing owners has not made a change for the better on quality of information---I am seriously thinking of taking Morning News again--except I like our paper delivery person and PressPass
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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Have not seen any here yet. Usually dry in Panhandle, but we have been getting LOTS of rain past few weeks. When I visit Dallas area, is SO humid in summer, and hate the bugs!! I do love to walk in Twin Creeks area also, and bring plenty of bug spray for being outdoors there.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Thanks for the info loves2read, as I said, it was several weeks ago, perhaps what they meant was that the mosquitoes most likely to carry West Nile, prefer stagnant water, and what we are seeing now are mosquitoes coming from still, but relatively fresh pools of water.
Whatever I also read that they thought we would actually have less of a problem with West Nile because of the plentiful rains. So bottom line, that is good news!
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Whatever I also read that they thought we would actually have less of a problem with West Nile because of the plentiful rains. So bottom line, that is good news!

They're terrible where I live. I have been bombarded with them while working in the yard and am covered with bites that keep me awake at night scratching like crazy. But like kaykay said, the cases of West Nile Virus should be less which is wonderful news. The link below tells why.

Rains may reduce West Nile cases | Latest News | WFAA.com (http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa070605_lj_westnile.1ab2c49a.html - broken link)


I heard on the news tonight that a baseball game (little league) had to be canceled last night because of a swarm of mosquitoes that looked like a black cloud. They were biting the kids and flying around their faces hence, they couldn't bat, pitch, catch, etc. I can't remember in what town that happened though.
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