Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Have you ever been swarmed by mosquitos? NOT fun!!

When I came home from work I noticed that some of my corn & sunflowers had fallen over from all the heavy winds and rain so I went out (in my work clothes...heels and all) to tie them back up. I figured I didn't have time to spare to go and change because it looked like it would start raining again any minute. Meanwhile I see the biggest slugs and the most slugs I have ever seen in one place in my life. Guess what I am buying tomorrow at the garden center...slug bait, for sure!! I picked what I could see and thew them in the distant bushes. Some of them hit some city pipes in the brush and actually made a "dong" sound...I swear ...ask Paul, he heard it from the deck...lol.

I felt kinda itchy but I was so focused on what I was doing and trying to do it so fast that I didn't notice until I started towards the gate, that I was in a big swarm of mosquitos. I shoulda taken a pic but now I am covered in pink lotion so you can't really see them, but lets just say they had a really good feed on me! They swell up when I get bit and they are everywhere, legs, chest, stomach, back, hips, legs, you name it, it's been bit. But not one on my face...lol. Weird, eh? Call it lucky or call it unlucky, depends on if you are a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kinda person.

Maybe tomorrow I will add a pic if they are still swolen. What a sight!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The best way to get rid of slugs is to use beer. Put a small dish with beer in it and the slugs will all go for the beer. This drowns them. It really works. Seems to get rid of the slugs forever. I don't know if it has something to do with the smell or the yeast in the beer.
Anne

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Mt special recipe for slugs...in an old well rinsed out W*ndex spray bottle, mix 7 parts water and 1 part household ammonia and spray away. Kills the slugs on contact and weak enough not to harm most plants...you can get lots in almost no time at all!

Jen said...

Cool! Thanks for the tips ladies!

Lesley said...

Yucky! I couldn't even look at Joey's slug friend Whidden without shuddering! You poor girl!