Summer is quickly approaching in my part of town. Temperatures are rising and so are the bugs. I’m an easy-going person by nature, and most insects have a worry free lifestyle if they happen to mosey in around my personal space. That is, unless the bug is . . .
then, too bad. I am not sorry. Ever.
Can you blame me? I mean really. Most of us know the simple facts about this little blood sucker.
- If a sucker is lurking somewhere in your sleeping quarters, how is it, as soon as you turn off the lights, it zips right on over to your ears to buzz the lights back on in your room?
- Did you know the word mosquito, comes from the Spanish and Portuguese and means, little fly. Figures. Flies are just as bothersome at a summer picnic as the little fly is on a hot summer night when one is trying to get some sleep!
- Get this one. Some mosquito species prefer to attack people only in the forest, while others prefer a higher class of blood and attack people only indoors!
- Now, my simple mind did not know that there are some mosquito species that never partake in blood sucking activities. Well, they must live on some remote island, far, far away from me. And of the species that I splat and whack the daylights out of, only the females are vampires.
- Of course, you know how some mosquito species carry the potential diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and the West Nile virus. Well, guess which sex, male or female mosquito carries it? Uh huh. The elderly female mosquito! WHAT!?!
I hear some of you male human species chuckling and carrying on with some snide remarks about us females. Not funny.
Anyway, if you are planning to enjoy the beauty of nature somewhere near a mosquito population, here is a simple solution:
Calvin: That’s the problem with nature. Something’s always stinging you or oozing mucus on you.
Let’s go watch TV. ~Bill Watterson
(Er, I think one should add, go watch TV and spray bug spray to ward away the indoor blood suckers.)
May you enjoy a day in nature, without a female “little fly” to bother you!
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