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Tiger Mozzies

Posted: 28 Apr 2018, 15:36
by yogi
As if you folks living in the south of France do not have enough problems, there is a Red Alert out for an invasion of Tiger mosquitoes this summer. They carry some awful diseases with them so that precautions must be taken. I have no idea how to protect yourself from mosquitoes, but here is the article.

https://news.sky.com/story/france-on-al ... d-11350035

Re: Tiger Mozzies

Posted: 06 May 2018, 16:15
by pilvikki
thank you for the heads up!

i told the kids and neighbours etc, but really, what can you do about it? we already (ok, me) check for anything that could be a potential breeding place, but what else? i can't use anything with DEET and don't cherish the thought of marinating the kids in it either.

so, off to find some citronella plants but even so it's a crap shoot.

bugger.

Re: Tiger Mozzies

Posted: 06 May 2018, 18:29
by yogi
I hear bats eat mosquitoes three meals a day. Maybe you can encourage them to live in your barn ... or something

Re: Tiger Mozzies

Posted: 11 May 2018, 06:48
by pilvikki
bat boxes! brilliant!

thanks!

Re: Tiger Mozzies

Posted: 11 May 2018, 08:50
by yogi
I"m so brilliant that I glow in the dark