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Old 11-30-2015, 03:18 AM
 
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First off, I KNOW there are mosquitoes year round in FL. Aren't there ? LOL Is there any season of the year they are not as bad ? How do people manage to garden and tend to outside chores in FL ?
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Old 11-30-2015, 06:18 AM
 
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Mosquitoes tend to be far less noticeable during late fall until early Spring. By eliminating standing water in your yard to an absolute minimum lessons the likelihood. Never had a major issue myself with mosquitoes here in Florida. Some folks are more prone than others.
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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Thank you for that. I feel better but I am coming prepared for them. I am surprised someone didn't say. Don't come here they will carry you away.LOL




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Mosquitoes tend to be far less noticeable during late fall until early Spring. By eliminating standing water in your yard to an absolute minimum lessons the likelihood. Never had a major issue myself with mosquitoes here in Florida. Some folks are more prone than others.
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Old 11-30-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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Take em on with extreme prejudice, and you might win for a little while.

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Old 11-30-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Thank you for that. I feel better but I am coming prepared for them. I am surprised someone didn't say. Don't come here they will carry you away.LOL
Some people attract them more than others. Diet, use of perfumes, excessive sweating, etc., can play a role in that. Avoiding the outdoors a half-hour or so after dawn and before dusk is also advisable. Stagnant water, or being near bodies of water can increase mosquito problems. Wooded lots in the area can as well. My wife gets bitten up by them whereas I've not had many problems. Wearing long pants and a long-sleeved t-shirt when gardening will help as well.

Oh, and not being utterly foolish is always a good idea. I had an employee whose yokel brother passed out while drunk in the bed of his pickup near a lake one time about an hour north of Ocala. Trust me when I say, after seeing pictures, that the 'skeeters' will in fact eat you alive. Seeing a person covered head-to-toe in bug bites looked like something out of a horror film, and it required sedation in the hospital in his case.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:16 PM
 
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Some people attract them more than others. Diet, use of perfumes, excessive sweating, etc., can play a role in that. Avoiding the outdoors a half-hour or so after dawn and before dusk is also advisable. Stagnant water, or being near bodies of water can increase mosquito problems. Wooded lots in the area can as well. My wife gets bitten up by them whereas I've not had many problems. Wearing long pants and a long-sleeved t-shirt when gardening will help as well.

Oh, and not being utterly foolish is always a good idea. I had an employee whose yokel brother passed out while drunk in the bed of his pickup near a lake one time about an hour north of Ocala. Trust me when I say, after seeing pictures, that the 'skeeters' will in fact eat you alive. Seeing a person covered head-to-toe in bug bites looked like something out of a horror film, and it required sedation in the hospital in his case.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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YUP, that be me








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Take em on with extreme prejudice, and you might win for a little while.

http://media.jrn.com/images/Mosquito12.jpg
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:53 PM
 
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At dusk sure.
But mosquitos aren't allowed in The Villages
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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At dusk sure.
But mosquitos aren't allowed in The Villages
The cougars bite more than the skeeters in The Villages
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:39 AM
 
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Did I miss something here ?






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The cougars bite more than the skeeters in The Villages
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