|Hell on wings. Screengrabbed from Wikipedia.|
But in this case, folks would be better off if they could simply side-step the whole issue. All the aerial and ground-based spraying in the world isn't going to get us where we need to be, from a quality-of-life perspective. Our public mosquito control methods may improve the situation somewhat, but they don't make the problem go away. Not even close.
Let me emphasize this point in a very practical way. Do you know what this is??
|It's a photo of the sun rising over my suburban neighborhood yesterday morning (Saturday April 13, 2013).|
- The weather is extraordinary. Low humidity and highs in the 70's. It doesn't get any better than this. Ever.
- We have not yet had our first mosquito outbreak of the spring season, in part because we've been in yet another drought phase.
- A few days ago, the League City area got about 2 inches of rain. This was our first significant rainfall since December 2012. What this means is that we are probably about T minus one week away from our first major mosquito swarm. I saw the sun come up and spent about ten hours outdoors yesterday because there's an excellent chance that a repeat performance will not be possible for me next weekend due to the mosquitoes that will come.
|Ask them, "Did you do anything with yourselves in the month of March 2013, bubbas?? Because there wasn't a single friggin' mosquito on the wing during the entire month. And we had no bad weather, either." |
Screengrab of historical treatment schedule from Galveston County Mosquito Control.
Happy Sunday. It looks like it's largely going to be a repeat of yesterday's splendor, weather-wise. Enjoy the hell out of it while you still can.
|I ain't lyin'. Here's a screengrab of Galveston County Mosquito Control's current treatment schedule. As in, there still isn't one.|