Discussion in 'The Pub' started by 12ozP, Aug 20, 2019.
Wifey hates the bats that live in our woods. I like the lack of mosquito bites.
I knew that the French attempt to build the Panama Canal was largely aborted because of deaths to workers by mosquito borne diseases.
It looks like in about 6 years over 22,000 people died working on the French Cut.
When i time it right at dusk, walking by the barn when they come out, i do a little fist bump and barely above a whisper "go! go! go!"
Lawdy! King size!
NJ state bird.
I would hardly call them predators as they are not trying to eat you and it would take a massive number to kill you.
It's not the mosquitoes fault that they carry disease. If they could be cured and live in a sterile environment it would not be a problem.
They are just the messenger.
The females bite to get a drop of blood to allow their egg production.
They eat plant nectar to stay alive.
Not even close.
Source: https://www.mosquito.org/page/FAQ#Do bats serve as an effective mosquito control?
Bad science wins every time.
Please read up on the evidence that Carson created out of thin air and the evidence that she ignored.
that stuff repels women too
Since I started chemotherapy and radiation, the 'skeeters leave me alone. I guess I'm radioactive.
I'll go outside with my wife and she still gets bitten. She let's me know when it's time to go inside. I hate bug spray but it works. Maybe that's how I got cancer. If you can smell it, then you are breathing it.
Before I had the medicine, I looked into building a house for bats to nest in. It's tougher than it looks on the surface.
Once upon a time I was peacefully driving through the night from Ohio down to Dallas Tx. Everything was comfy cozy, sporty, peachy. The car was a black 84 Toyota Supra which was a great highway car, but suddenly without warning I had to stop for gas in Arkansas. As soon as I opened the door, I was attacked by 280,0000,000,000 mosquitos I stuck the gas thing in and got it going and then ran to get back in the car, but it was too late. 375,784,554 mosquitos came in the car with me. It was a miserable trip all the way back to big D but I survived.
They spray down here, just saw the truck yesterday.
I bathe with Castile tea tree soap. All bugs hate it. It does kinda stink while using it lol.
Wow, i'm crushed.
I thought my barn bats were my #1 skeeter controller. Looks like that has been debunked.
It only takes one. They suck...
Back home, we put up purple martin houses because they eat mosquitoes.
Don’t forget the lime for scurvy protection
I live on the edge of the Everglades in South Florida. Mosquitoes are a part of life here. There are periods where they aren't bad, but when they decide to flair up, so do the community neighborhood emails and announcements which will ultimately lead to a bomber truck going through the neighborhood releasing its fog of death at 5AM. Sometimes they do it by plane.
I believe our mosquitoes are carnivorous.