Remember how I announced in last night’s post that it seems to be the year of the bumblebee here at the Manse? Well, bumblebees are not the only flying insects in very large supply this year. Not to put too fine a point on it: the mosquitoes are insane.
Yes, I know it was just a very short while ago that I was complaining about blackflies. And indeed, they were terrible. But people, they came and went and are now only a distant memory. The mosquitoes, on the other hand, arrived at what to my mind was an unseasonably early juncture – while the blackflies were still with us, making outdoor life a double misery. And they arrived in large numbers. And they show every sign of planning to stay for while. I hate mosquitoes, as I suppose does everyone. Raymond really hates them, as he does basically all bugs but especially those that sting and bite.
But here we are, out in rural Ontario in the middle of what looks to be a banner year for mosquitoes. Got any coping tips, people?
And hey, do you suppose bumblebees eat mosquitoes?