Do I have issues with those little whiny blood-suckers? Why, yes. Yes, I do.
I. Despise. Them.
Growing up in Oklahoma, I *never* had a mosquito bite. Sure, they would come out in the evenings here and there, but they weren’t awful. Then, I moved to Houston, Texas … the breeding ground for monstrous, conniving, uber-intelligent, rabid mosquitoes. These things are NOT your average mosquito.
And I started getting bites — massive, red welts that would drive me nuts with the itchiness.
I. Despise. Mosquitoes.
(are we clear on that point yet?)
If I had my druthers, our little family would stay indoors from March to November and avoid the flying plague all together. But . . . I have kidlets and a husband who would rather be outside than nearly anything else. . . and we have three kidlet birthdays during the summer. Yeah, an indoor life just isn’t going to happen.
A few weeks ago, I was offered some mosquito repellent — a variety of items that promised to kill my nemesis in nature. I jumped at the chance to try it out.
(I really, really, really, really hate mosquitoes)
The husband decided to test out the yard repellant this week as we prepped for the “End of School” party we were going to host at our house. He was just as eager as I was to see the vermin fall to the ground . . . dead.
You see, we are what is known as “pasty-pale” people — and pale people just get bitten more than others. The poor kidlets too suffer from having glowing skin that calls out to mosquitoes like a beacon in the night. The Little Lady is especially attractive to mosquitoes and can get bitten ten times walking from the backdoor to the car-door.
(Sniff — poor little ones.)
He used the Cutter Backyard Bug Control spray that uses water (from your water hose) to spread repellant and insecticide over your lawn. The fine mist covers up to 5,000 square feet and he made sure to cover every inch of our backyard, especially the areas where we would be during our party.
(I’m not ashamed to admit I was more than a wee bit gleeful as I watched those droplets spew across the grass.)
The spray needs time to dry before the yard is “safe” for kidlets and pets; to allow plenty of time, the Husband sprayed our yard the morning of our party … some 12 hours before, to be exact.
For the remainder of the day, as I dragged Kidlets around town picking up food and party supplies, I couldn’t stop thinking about the beauty of a pest-free party. No biting. No itching. No high-pitched humming in our ears.
It was gonna be a goooood party.
disclosure: I was provided mosquito repellent products by Cutter to facilitate a three-part review. Any opinions expressed are my own.