Thursday, October 27, 2011
We missed our summer monsoons and had all of the season's rain in 5 days last week. Today we called Monroe County Mosquito Control and asked them to bring the napalm. We've got huge ANGRY mosquitoes. No, wait; they're not ANGRY; they're totally PISSED OFF and we're gonna pay for it.
The MC lady was here within half an hour and found the likely source: the swampy jungle lot behind ours. She said that she'd actually forgotten about it; the people who recently rented the house nearby threw their yard cuttings into the jungle and closed off the path she'd made to get in and inspect. She's going to spend time this winter (!!! we need to get rid of the m'effers NOW!) cutting new paths into the lot (which is owned by the county; I can't imagine why no one has bought it /sarcasm) so it'll be easier to spray in there. We're going to throw away our huge pot of bromeliads since water naturally collects in them and they're a prime breeding ground for these m'effers. And these aren't just your run-of-the-mill m'effers, they're the REALLY ANGRY aggressive ones that carry dengue fever.
So while the weather is just about perfect these days, we can't go outside without coming back inside with huge red welts all over us. I took two doses of Benadryl today; good thing I'm used to it or I'd have slept all day. MC lady said that we had 20 inches of rain in those 5 days.
Tomorrow is the body painting contest in Key West at Fantasy Fest, so if it doesn't rain (thank God Rina is turning away from us) we'll go into town to watch the festivities. And take photos. I'm still getting hundreds of hits each month from people looking at last year's nekkididity.
Did I mention that these skeeters are tough little m'effers? Yeah, thought so.