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Jan. 24th, 2012 @ 08:38 am OOPS!
Every once in a while I have a simply brilliant idea and run with it....

Mary's been complaining of being hot despite the room being 65 so I figured since it's been so nice out tempwise I'd just run the whole house fan and shove the hot air out of the attic above the bedroom, plus it's nice to have a breeze going.
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That was great yesterday cause the house itself had heated itself to 78 degrees cause of the way it catches the winter sun full on, and all my walls have plywood underneith them which adds a lotta mass to the house which in turn makes it stay at a pretty even tempurature even during power outages in hot or cold weather, and I figured I'd just let the fans run all night and dump all that heat, and get a jump on it before the sun started reheating everything.

That should actually make sense.

Being lazy I never took the time to put in the window screens, although I do know where they are, and so I just opened the door to the deck from the computer room.

I thought by turning off the lights everywhere as I am prone to, thanks Dad!, I'd keep the bugs that come out at night, out, but....

Debbies gonna kill me cause the entire house is filled with tiny no see um carcusses everywhere.

I'd just like to say thanks to all my friends out there before she gets here and don't send cards or flowers, just donations to the "Save the No-See_Ums" fund.

It will be a very private funeral.

Live long and prosper!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 25th, 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
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We dont have a climate here most of the year that supports no-see-ums, but boy oh boy, you go into one of our notorious swamps and we have more mosquitoes than you can shake a stick at. Actually if you went into the swamp and just shook a stick in the air you would probably get at least 20-30 mosquitoes.

Also I chose to donate to no-see-ums amnesty international instead for political reasons (LOL)

RT
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From:senseless
Date:January 25th, 2012 01:14 pm (UTC)
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LOL RT!

I actually have a slew of bats and dragonflys that eat the mosquitoes.

I like to sit on the back deck at night in the summer and watch the bats do thier high speed darts and turns.

I never get bit by mosquitos for some reason if I am other places. People to the left and right of me will get eaten up by them but they won't even land on me for some reason, and I do take a bath every day...

I'm half convinced body odor was a defense method in caveman days, sort of like a shark will bite you but then spit you out again.

From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 25th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
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I know that to prevent mosquito bites you are supposed to eat a diet high in vitamin B12 in the weeks proceeding exposure, or take B12 supplements. Supposedly your body releases chemicals which repel the mosquitoes. I love the bats we have around here, I go out and stand on my front lawn in the summer and my body heat/sent seems to attract bugs and so I get bats flying around me eating anything that comes close. They particularly like this one particular species of large beetle that nests in my garden and trees during the day, and that flies up and out during the day, the buzz from their wings is loud so they are easy to watch until a bat picks them out of the air.
Right now there is something called White Nose Syndrome that is a fungus that has become an epidemic in many bat communities in North America and threatens many bat species. There is not a lot that people can do except stay educated about it. If you like me care about our bats or are just fascinated by the mere concept of a flying mammal just do a little research.

Sorry about that, I will be getting down off of my soapbox now.
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From:senseless
Date:January 26th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC)
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I know of the white nose syndrome killing the bats. Bats guano is used big time in fertilizers.