I am awaiting the first mosquito forecast, Nostradamus is of no help.
Update to a post from 2010
I am wearing this flexible wrist bracelet its impregnated with bug repellent, I find it repellent, but I have been working outside in this glorious weather window. My Aunt buys these things for me on Home Shopping, gutter cleaners,spider zappers that utilize sonic waves. I appreciate the effort she makes to make my life easier and bug free. The wrist thing seems to be working actually.
I had a couple of decks to get done while Doozie is on the road, plus this dry weather is perfect. I am using Australian Timber Oil, it’s an oil based stain and I have a long history with the product and have used it on 3 small entrance decks of mahogany. They have reformulated the product,it actually dries now, the old stuff took weeks, if you were lucky. There were web sites devoted to guys railing about the drying times. You have to be stingy with it, one coat, no over work. One deck had to be completely sanded as I had, in a foggy mental state last summer used another product, on that one deck. A stain “system” which means really hard to get off when you realize the orange picnic table look was not what you were going for, so it had to come off this year I actually started the job with an orbital sander and had a 1/4 done when I remembered Exeter Rent All, and a belt sander, 2 hours later and one belt.
Do you find with all this news about EEE that you swat the buggers a little faster? No casual “oh a mosquito” flick. Are you a bit more aggressive, maybe some wild waving, a check for blood?
Are you striking your children?
“Oh no , he had a mosquito, on his neck, I swear”
Phew, no blood.
We are getting news bulletins , “four found in Seabrook” I mean what are you supposed to do?
Would you wear one of those woodsy hats with the netting that drops over your face and neck?
Once at Dunkin Donuts, in the drive thru,I noticed an obviously home made bumper sticker on the car ahead.
“My Dad died of EEE” or something pretty close to that , and some advice about protecting yourself.
It was very sad.
We are heading into the Fall sports season, all the field games were in question one year hereabouts due to the presence of mosquitoes.
I guess all you can do, is be aware, and don’t mind smelling like you just came back from camping.
Crews spraying for mosquito’s along the Squamscott