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Old 10-03-2019, 10:06 AM
 
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I notice that most homes along the lakes, rivers,etc. do not have screened rooms. Is there not a mosquito problem in the Summer? What about flies? Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Bath, ME
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I live in the southern mid-coast and there are definitely mosquitoes!
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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All of my windows have screens. They do keep the bugs out.
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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Yes, there are mosquitoes and flies. I have noticed them being especially bothersome before 10 a.m. and at dusk. If the wind is blowing, that can help keep them away. It doesn't have to be before 10 a.m. or at dusk for them to be bothersome. I had some of the little buggahs after me yesterday morning, feasting on my arm (mosquitoes). This topic has been covered at least once so you might want to search the Maine forum and decide upon natural bug spray or non natural bug spray, screening, screened in gazebos, portable screened in tent-like choices, etc. If you have a dog, be sure he/she is up to date on heart worm medication. My understanding is dogs can develop heart worms from mosquito bites.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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The skeeters are the worst early summer. May-Julyish. After that the dragon fly populations expand and take them out. Not to say you won't get them the rest of the year, however most wet areas are inundated early summer then it really calms down.
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Old 10-12-2019, 05:35 PM
 
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Housefly season is at its peak in the midcoast in September -- and you need good, intact screens to keep them out, or you'll be inundated pretty quick. Keep your garbage cans covered, keep an eye on pet food and litter boxes, and don't leave any food uncovered for very long, or you may experience some surprises. Once they find a place they like, they move right in, and you can either break out the flypaper or start swinging around with a swatter.

Mosquitoes depend on how rainy the spring was and how much puddled water there is near your house.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:20 AM
 
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If you want to live in a place with no mosquitoes, here is a suggestion. https://www.icelandreview.com/news/n...es-scientists/
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:29 PM
 
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Once they find a place they like, they move right in, and you can either break out the flypaper or start swinging around with a swatter.
Flies don’t have enough brain power to choose whether they like something or not. This is called athropo morphising mosquitos.

It's people who choose to provide something the mosquito can respond to.
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