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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

r u a mosquito magnet


cdc mosquitoes in the usa
in the us they can spread west nile virus zika virus dengue malaria and chikungunya
zika is the one that can harm fetuses 
the answer to the question if addressed to me
r u a mosquito magnet
is no

if its addressed to my wife she
its a definitely absolutely no doubt
a yes

if you asked my wife she one good reason to have moved to santa barbara 
the answer at least one of them 
would be
there are no mosquitoes

we have lived here now for around 5 years and we have not seen a mosquito yet

its kinda nice since the weather is nice here most of the year that you can go outside without having to wear some mosquito repellent thats bad for your health

now supposedly there are mosquitoes here 
weve just not seen them

now at the country n we had mosquitoes 
lots of them

i had 4 large watering troughs which were converted to ponds 
we kept gold fish or minnows from the river in them to keep the mosquito larva all eaten up
they have mosquito fish you can buy 
we got minnows free from the river plus the minnows survived the cold weather in the ponds but the goldfish and mosquito fish did now

we use to let kids catch the minnows in the river for us

i had a large number of rainwater tanks that had openings that had screens on them to keep the mosquitoes out of the water

but man on man if you let water stand anywhere you would get mosquitoes laying their eggs
no matter how hard you tried they still seemed to appear

one thing that helped was running a fan if we sat out on the deck
i guess the air movement blew them away

but as the sun went down the mosquitoes would come out
they would cover my wife shes arms and necks
they just left me alone

i always wondered why 

i told my wife she it was because she was so sweet

it appears that its because she had more fatty acids in her skin than i do
you can read this article about the research that shows this to be true

now i didnt say she had fatty arms
just fatty acid 

i was hoping it was because it was my male pheromones
it was just less fatty acid it seems

whatever the reason 
im glad im not a mosquito magnet

r u one

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Yes I am … Charlie( Danny) Says it is my perfume… Now I know.