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Old 07-09-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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The last two times I had mosquito bite attacks, it was when I was using my pool.

I know mosquitos breed in or near water - do they like to hang out on or near pools?
Would it matter if chlorine is in the water?

I live where it's hot (LA) and go out a lot. But the last two times I got bitten was when I was using the pool. When I just walk around on the sidewalks, I don't get bitten.

One time there were 4-5 bites near my right wrist and the other time, my right elbow. I wonder if it was one mosquito or a "gang" of mosquitos.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I've been bitten by mosquitoes thousands of times - to the point where I no longer develop a reaction. I've come to know a bit about them.

They breed in still water. If the chlorine level in your pool is up to the recommended standard, the critters can't breed in it. But they'll take advantage of any standing rainwater, puddles, pails etc. and lay eggs there. (And if the chlorine level in your poor drops significantly, they'll take advantage.)

They DO like humidity and are often found near water. They're relatively poor flyers, so staying in a breezy area can keep them at bay. They prefer shaded locations during the day but will venture out at sundown.

Topical ointments or sprays containing DEET are effective in deterring them.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:19 AM
 
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The last two times I had mosquito bite attacks, it was when I was using my pool.

I know mosquitos breed in or near water - do they like to hang out on or near pools?
Would it matter if chlorine is in the water?

I live where it's hot (LA) and go out a lot. But the last two times I got bitten was when I was using the pool. When I just walk around on the sidewalks, I don't get bitten.

One time there were 4-5 bites near my right wrist and the other time, my right elbow. I wonder if it was one mosquito or a "gang" of mosquitos.
A "gang" of mosquitos??? Mosquitos lay their eggs in standing water, so you do find them more near water. Having several mosquito bites during the summer is pretty normal. You should go to Alaska some summer and then you will really know what a gang of mosquitos is.


Attack of the Itkillik River Mosquitoes - YouTube
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:34 AM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Maybe it was "no-see-ums". They're the worst and bite in clusters. Worse than any mosquito attack here, at least. Do the deet treat as the best way to avoid anything biting.
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