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People, Pollen & Pushy Mosquitos

From The Freelance Retort: The latest headlines say there’s a new aggressive breed of mosquitos headed our way. That‘s all we need…pushy mosquitos. As if the polite ones weren’t bad enough....

It’s Always Something



It’s Mid-April already, but I guess it’s not going to stay 80 degrees every day from now until October.

I mean seeing as it was around 45 degrees again, with more to come.

So I’m thinking that would be a no….

All in all none of us can complain about the weather, especailly this past winter…unless you own a snow plowing business.

But of course nothing comes without a price and now all the alarmists out there are quick to fill up the newspapers and TV news shows with stories about all the terrible things that are going to happen to us because of the warm winter.

First of all it’s supposed to be a very bad spring for all the people that are affected by pollen. Apparently it’s already in full swing because of all the premature blooming that went on in March.

But who can blame the flowers and the trees for wanting to get a jump on the warm weather. I even broke out the shorts weeks ago, myself, and was already nearing mid may tan levels. Then the cold, dry weather reappeared and my entire epidermis peeled off in one complete piece, which I’ve hung on my office wall…you know, just to keep me company.

Anyway, even if you’re not affected by pollen, it will still be a miserable spring for you because you will have to listen to all the people that are affected by pollen complaining how miserable they are, in those annoying nasally, swollen sinus voices.

So nobody wins.

Now, the latest headline is about this new aggressive breed of mosquitos that are supposedly going to invade the area in great numbers this year, all because of the warmer temps.

So that‘s all we need…pushy mosquitos.

As if the polite ones weren’t bad enough.

Now we have to deal with this new breed of mosquitos who I guess like to double park, cut in line at the supermarket and tell the little league coach that their mosquito kid should be starting at second base instead of that other mosquito kid with the glasses.

According to the article I read, these new aggressive mosquitos are called “Asian Tiger Mosquitos” and can be identified by their tiger stripe gang tats and Bruce Lee T-shirts.

The article also goes on to say that breeding sites have been identified in various parts of the region including southern Westchester and Fairfield Counties.

Apparently folks from the area were complaining about the strange comings and goings of undesirable looking mosquitos who were being escorted into cheap motels by mosquitos of dubious repute.

According to the Northeastern Mosquito Control Association, which always holds their annual family picnic indoors, this new breed of obnoxious skeeter is a "container breeder”, which means anything that holds a little bit of water, even a bottle cap is a potential breeding ground.

Not surprising, since everyone enjoys a nice romantic setting by the water, no matter where it is.

These new bugs are also quite different than the old bugs in that they are known to be “Day Biters”, which to me doesn’t sound like such a bad thing. At least in the daylight we’ll have a chance to see them coming…or at least see them going.

Much more civil than the so called polite mosquitos who slink around in the night, pretending to be your mosquito friend before they take a piece of you.

So be afraid…be very afraid…these pushy mosquitos are coming to a barbeque near you.

They’ll be the ones hogging all the mustard….

It’s always something…..

From The Freelance Retort

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