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Old 01-06-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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Oh, I wish I could see them!

Rust, your opinion, please, on if the humidity and skeeters stop a person from being able to just easily go out and about in CC - I remember once the skeeter foggers were in place in New Orleans, we could easily go out and about, but the humidity was still there. It's just been so long, can't really "feel" how it is to be in humidity and with mosquitoes anymore.

I want to do a lot of birding, but...the skeeters were terrible in N.O. before the foggers were used - could not go birding, berry picking, etc, really, without being completely doused with "Off" or other repellant.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Smithville, TX
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Oh, I wish I could see them!

Rust, your opinion, please, on if the humidity and skeeters stop a person from being able to just easily go out and about in CC - I remember once the skeeter foggers were in place in New Orleans, we could easily go out and about, but the humidity was still there. It's just been so long, can't really "feel" how it is to be in humidity and with mosquitoes anymore.

I want to do a lot of birding, but...the skeeters were terrible in N.O. before the foggers were used - could not go birding, berry picking, etc, really, without being completely doused with "Off" or other repellant.
Depends on the person. When I was young ( I'm 71) the outside humidity didn't bother me. Indoors I had a dehumidifier. The mosquitoes are not active with a 10 mph wind. I did get caught way down the island (Padre Island National Seashore) one night after a light rain. It was dead still on the beach and the salt water marsh mosquitoes were merciless. I had McCormick's Pure Vanilla Extract in my tackle box which kept them off us in the truck. We had the windows open after the rain and they got in by the hundreds. Mosquitoes hate the smell of vanilla.

Bear in mind, sometimes in heavy rains Corpus floods. SPID and the Crosstown Expressway funnel run-off faster than the old storm drains can handle. Mosquitoes can be significant during those times or after a hurricane. It doesn't need to be a direct hit hurricane either. No, mosquitoes are not nearly as bad in CC as NOLA. . .as a rule.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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Depends on the person. When I was young ( I'm 71) the outside humidity didn't bother me. Indoors I had a dehumidifier. The mosquitoes are not active with a 10 mph wind. I did get caught way down the island (Padre Island National Seashore) one night after a light rain. It was dead still on the beach and the salt water marsh mosquitoes were merciless. I had McCormick's Pure Vanilla Extract in my tackle box which kept them off us in the truck. We had the windows open after the rain and they got in by the hundreds. Mosquitoes hate the smell of vanilla.

Bear in mind, sometimes in heavy rains Corpus floods. SPID and the Crosstown Expressway funnel run-off faster than the old storm drains can handle. Mosquitoes can be significant during those times or after a hurricane. It doesn't need to be a direct hit hurricane either. No, mosquitoes are not nearly as bad in CC as NOLA. . .as a rule.
Thanks, Rust!

Those marsh mosquitoes sound terrible.

Used to have some big gray ones with white stripes on their legs in N.O. that were worse than usual.

I hope to live near the beach and its breezes but that may be a pipe dream.
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