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Old 07-04-2015, 12:16 PM
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We have had never ending rain this entire spring and summer along with mostly cool weather and basically just gross.

Finally get some 80 degrees and sun and I can't even walk outside my house because of swarms of Misquotes. I can't remember the last time they were this bad but it's just miserable.

I went out to try and play some disc with the dogs and couldn't do it, they couldn't stop biting at the bugs biting them and I couldn't breath without inhaling multiple ones.

So done.
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:00 PM
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I agree with all of this. Horrible mosquito time.

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Old 07-04-2015, 11:55 PM
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Here too! Weirdly. Why so many mosquitoes all over the map?

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Old 07-05-2015, 12:24 AM
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I got bit in the neck more times than I could count and even in the foot, as well as all the normal bite zones.

I am so over skeeters.

And Asian beetles. June bugs, too.
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:30 AM
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Mosquitos and spiders are probably the only animals I genuinely hate. It's quite a muggy climate here where I live so the mosquitos are almost always running rampant, unfortunately.

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Old 07-05-2015, 05:28 AM
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We took the canoe out to a nearby reservoir on Thursday. It was a bit windy so we paddled to the leeward side of a small heavily wooded island for a bit of a rest. I swear, we were swarmed by mosquitoes. Yeah, in a canoe when all you want to do is that mad, flailing, heebie jeebie "OMG MOSQUITOES ARE EATING ME ALIVE!!!" dance. If it hadn't have rained the night before (middle of farmland so the water quality was a wee bit suspect) I would have bailed.

Bats. We need more bats.

"A single little brown bat (myotis) can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes in a single hour, and is one of the world's longest-lived mammals for its size, with life spans of almost 40 years."
Hahaha, the bat in the picture on that page looks like it's smiling.

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Old 07-05-2015, 06:59 AM
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I went off trail on a hike last week so I could beeline back to the car because of the mosquitoes. There is so much standing water from all the rain that they are breeding like rabbits.
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:48 AM
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Our spring was horrible like that. We had record rainfall and flooding throughout the entire period where we have nice warm but not scorching temperatures. We were rained out of agility for like a month and a half. It sucked.

And now we are swimming in mosquitos.

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Old 07-05-2015, 07:49 AM
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they weren't bad around here till middle of June, now there are all these little suckers that really seem to zing you when they bite
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:23 AM
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We had the same problem a couple of weeks ago, mosquitos everywhere. Now we have had some record breaking heat and it seems to have really cut down on the mosquito population.
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