Wednesday, September 02, 2015

They are out in force

The rain the other day has encouraged mosquitoes to start breeding. Since the females lay their eggs in water, it takes a spell of rain to provide the ideal conditions.

The females need to build up strength for the process and blood is what nourishes them. It seems that my blood is their choice because in the last couple of days they have been attacking me with a vengeance. I can only say it is as well that my grandchildren went home on Monday - they would not have liked being bitten at all. It is also a godsend for my daughter Jemma who suffers a severe reaction to insect bites.

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