Personally, I don't think rain makes a bit of difference. Neither does tall grass or heat! There is no standing water and I don't want to deter them with a Bounty sheet or spray myself with OFF. I just want them DEAD!
Frankly, I think there are so many of them that the bats, purple martins, etc. are all SICK of eating mosquitoes.
Ms. Hillman- you have my sympathy!
"I have to wear a lot of clothes," she said. "I cover from neck to ankle to wrist."
A lot of rain during hot weather has had many on the Eastern Shore swatting mosquitos in recent weeks.
That amount of rain is normal for a period of three months.
Tuesday night alone, 1.71 inches of rain fell at the experiment station -- and one inch of that was received over a period of 20 minutes.
Nobody was complaining about the rainfall after dry local conditions.
But that high volume of rain created an ideal environment for mosquitos.
He said last weeks heavy rain caused eggs to hatch and that the warm weather lead to mosquito growth.
"Whenever we have standing water, we get an increase in mosquitoes," he said.
Humans aren't the only one effected by the surge in mosquitoes. Animals are also affected. Horses suffer the worst from bites.
"Mosquitos aren't a huge threat for household pets. Horses are different; they can be effected by West Nile," said Jack Hiler, a veterinarian who lives Belle Haven.
Household pets are unlikely to become ill due to mosquito bites but they still feel the sting. Pet owners can apply topical creams such as Advantix to their pets in order to keep away the pests.
Hillman is certainly being affected by the insects. As part of her daily routine, she tries to empty out any containers in her yard that have standing water in them.
However, on a recent morning, she was overwhelmed.
"I couldn't stand it outside this morning," she said. "You can't take a walk, you can't sit on the porch. You walk outside and you are inundated by more mosquitos than I've seen in my life."
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