It started raining July 11. Last week was my birthday. It was a week of eating out a lot, torrential rains, flooding, fluctuating temperatures from summer to fall and back to summer, and my body gave out. I got sick.
I was only sick for a couple of days, but then the mold allergies kicked in. I’ve been in a sinus fog…
Its amazing. Its a couple weeks later and we still have many roads closed. I was not personally affected this time other than trying to get around. My heart goes out to the people who can’t even begin to clean up until the water goes down.
But now another problem has reared its ugly head…mosquitoes!
You get swarmed in the middle of the day. I can put on spray, but the poor puppy! They have been all over her.
So I hit the net looking for possible solutions.
I tried the dryer sheet. Nope.
I tried the lemon juice. Nope.
Bobby, who actually owns the dog called the vet. He has to make an appointment to bring her in. Really? They can’t just recommend something? Sigh….
If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
If you are in any of the flood areas, don’t go out without protection. I know we want to go natural as much as possible, but I think for this crop of mosquitoes, we need DEET. They are vicious!
Just make sure to wash it off before you go to bed.
This is not the time to experiment. You need to be protected.
In the Middle East we have mosquitos that come to the garden in the summer time, and in the winter, they try to head indoors…
Over here some homes have gadgets like lights which kill mosquitos and other flying insects.
I prefer a more natural approach, and find that a few sprigs of fresh mint from my garden left on my bedside table lets me sleep in peace and no buzzing in my ear !
Fresh mint? I’ll have to remember who grows some…Thanks for the tip!