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Smokin' The Skeeters
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JB    Posted 08-20-2004 at 21:57:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tonight, I stepped out and was attacked by a big swarm of skeeters. Terrible! And one of my old friends had just heard that her cousin had died from West Nile Virus.

I don't know what we are going to do about these super skeeters on the buzz now! You step outside and you are attacked.. they act like hornets. Makes me remember the olden days, when we kids gathered up dried cowchips. At twilight, we'd fill an old barrell with them, and set them a-fire. They'd smoulder all night long, and we'd drag the barrell around, according to wind direction, and that smoke would drift through the windows, filling the house, and keep the mosquitoes at bay.

My grandkids shriek, 'EWWWW'! But they are underpriviliged city kids who'll never know that cowchips smell like burning leaves.. Good ole fashioned remedy that worked, and was early recycling!




deadcarp    Posted 08-21-2004 at 10:05:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup we've been noticing a bigger mosquito this summer - Suz calls them "dog mosquitoes" - they bite at nite & itch like crazy. Don't know about diseases but the way things are going if they get much bigger, they'll probly start arming themselves with RPGs and praying thru their hoohoos like normal enemies. :)




George in TX    Posted 08-21-2004 at 06:20:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boy did that bring back memories! As a kid we'd put the smoldering cow chips in gallon paint cans and hang the cans on the handlebars of our bicycles. We'd ride around the neighborhood smokin the skeeters and everybody appreciated it too. I don't remember the smell being all that bad either.


KellyGa    Posted 08-21-2004 at 04:19:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, I don't think the mosquito sprayer truck puts a dent in them around here. My front yard is sunny, so I don't get eaten up as bad as the back yard, where I have a lot of trees and it is shady. I have to spray my legs just to go out and let the chickens out and feed and water them, or I will come back with at least 20 mosquito bites. My legs look like they have been in a war most of the time, and have lost! LOL! The next street over there is a fairly large pond, so I don't think there is any way to avoid them other than to spray myself from head to toe everytime I step foot out the door.


~Lenore    Posted 08-21-2004 at 12:02:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Stock the pond with fish!


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