FOWC with Fandango: Mosquito


I know it is not a good photo, but mosquitos do not usually appear during daylight. They have the habit of buzzing around in the dark hours when you can hear them and afterwards feel them. It happens here regularly at the end of July, through August, and September. The buzzing sound passes you ear and then it stops. You know it strikes, but where? And then you begin ot scratch your arm, perhaps even your face. and a small bump arrives. No worry, it is just a female mosquito collecting some nice warm blood to incubate her offspring.

Of course there is a method to deter these horror of the night.

And here it is. I am not sure how it works, but you plug it into the eclectric current and switch it on.

It might be sending a signal out to say “Death to all mosquito babies”, but it works. Since I heard my first mosquito and got attacked a month ago I plugged this in during the night and since then I have not seen or heard another mosquito, so it must work.

When Mr. Swiss moved into his golden oldie home I was organising and found at least five of these. I now have one in the bedroom and another in the living room. Mosquitos have no chance of survival at my place.

FOWC with Fandango: Mosquito

5 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Mosquito

  1. When we were in the Okavango Delta we did the malaria prophylaxis and had nets for the night and anti-mosquito spray. We knew that they would be hazard as soon as it got dark. Then we were standing around in daylight and a fly settled on my arm. It had nice stripes and I watched it with interest. “So what is this?” I asked naively. Answer: “It’s a tsetse-fly!” 😮😣

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  2. I’m the flavour of the day for any biting, sucking, stinging insect! Sadly, I can’t use the plug-in devices as their smell makes me nauseous. I spray my bedding with lavender spray which helps a bit, but I do get bitten daily, everywhere and anywhere.

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