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View Poll Results: Could You Go To Sleep With A Mosquito In The Bedroom
No Way!! It Must Die Prior To Going To Sleep! 34 61.82%
I Need My Sleep!! I'll Risk The Bite! 21 38.18%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:55 PM
 
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I simply cannot go to sleep if I know there is a mosquito in the bedroom apt to bite me in my sleep. No matter the hour, how much sleep Iv'e lost, or how early I have to get up the next day and how busy it might be, I must dispatch the bugger before falling off to sleep.

Just wondering how many of my fellow C-D members are like minded, or could go to sleep under the circumstances. A poll is included if you would be so kind as to vote...

A. The Mosquito Must Die!!!....

B. Sleep is more important, I'll risk the bite...

Last edited by PJSaturn; 10-03-2018 at 09:45 PM.. Reason: Post edited at OP's request.
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Old 10-02-2018, 01:42 PM
 
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I noticed, that they tend to congregate up on the ceiling, and dive bomb from there. With a chair or a ladder, you should be able to nail them.

Either that, or get mosquito netting to sleep under.

The problem is, OP, that these days, you never know what grave disease they may be carrying. You shouldn't be opting to risk being bitten. That should not be an option. In the Far East and Asian Russia, they carry encephalitis. Here's what they carry in the US. See your local health authority for specific info for your region.

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In the United States, West Nile virus is the most common mosquito-borne disease, followed by malaria, dengue, and chikungunya.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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The mosquito MUST die! It makes me insane when I turn off the light, crawl into bed, and get cozy and almost ready to doze off when I hear bbbzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz! What is even worse is when you hear that, get up, turn on the light, and cannot find it anywhere! You fling your arms around, ruffle the bed and curtains, and try to get it to take flight, wherever it is, but you can't find it. So you turn off the light, crawl back into bed, get cozy again, and then, there it is...bbbbbzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz. When I was a child, my grannie used to tuck us into bed, then get her mosquito sprayer (and old metal can/pump nozzle) and fill the room with poison! You could literally watch the mosquitoes falling from the air! I guess it never occurred to anyone that it might not be a good idea to close the door and mosquito bomb a room with children! LOL
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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It MUST die before I shuteye!

When I was a kid camping with a friend in her front yard, I could.not.sleep a wink until I killed every one of those whiny, needly stinkers. She probably thought I was bonkers.

It is the same now. I will tolerate a stray housefly inside, but barely. When I have done so and it lands on me, I immediately wake up. Must be an instinctive survival holdover.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:19 PM
 
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The mosquito MUST die! It makes me insane when I turn off the light, crawl into bed, and get cozy and almost ready to doze off when I hear bbbzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz! What is even worse is when you hear that, get up, turn on the light, and cannot find it anywhere! You fling your arms around, ruffle the bed and curtains, and try to get it to take flight, wherever it is, but you can't find it. So you turn off the light, crawl back into bed, get cozy again, and then, there it is...bbbbbzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz. When I was a child, my grannie used to tuck us into bed, then get her mosquito sprayer (and old metal can/pump nozzle) and fill the room with poison! You could literally watch the mosquitoes falling from the air! I guess it never occurred to anyone that it might not be a good idea to close the door and mosquito bomb a room with children! LOL
That's because it's on the ceiling. Because it knows it's beyond your reach and safe up there. Next time you hear it, turn on the light, and look up.
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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The problem is, OP, that these days, you never know what grave disease they may be carrying. You shouldn't be opting to risk being bitten.
Agreed!! In my area we now have "daytime" mosquito's that I swear are smaller than the one's I remember from years ago when they only bothered you at dusk. Either that or my eyesight is showing it's age..

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The mosquito MUST die! It makes me insane when I turn off the light, crawl into bed, and get cozy and almost ready to doze off when I hear bbbzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz! What is even worse is when you hear that, get up, turn on the light, and cannot find it anywhere!
I have been dispatching them with extreme prejudice all my life, if my talents get known, I can be called upon by others when traveling with groups if they have one in their room.

At home, I have a small mobile halogen spotlight that with an extension cord can reach the whole room and I keep most of the walls white. It's amazing how even the smallest thing will cast a shadow when beamed side-profile with the halogen. I can light them up and find them even on dark clothing, bed sheets.

If their airborne, they can be difficult to track until they land, however...
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:48 PM
 
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It MUST die before I shuteye!
This is my new motto....
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Old 10-02-2018, 02:50 PM
 
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Get the little ba$tard!!
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Be glad you folks don't live in AK. You'd be very sleep-deprived all summer every year. At least the chance that ours are carrying a noxious disease is still fairly low. It's still pretty safe to risk a bite in exchange for peace.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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You just brought back a memory, from when I was traveling in Israel... we spent one night at a Bedouin camp, sleeping under the stars with mosquitoes buzzing all around us!! I finally just pulled out my Discman (it was the '90s, lol), and put on the headphones to block out the noise/ear-invasion. So if I couldn't kill the mosquito in my room, I'd just put in some earplugs or earbuds. It's the noise that bothers me more than the risk of being bitten.
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