I Hate Mosquitoes and They Should All Just DIE. (mosquito saga, part one)

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.)

How To Kill Mosquitoes

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.

Up next: “The Mosquitoes Are Dead. Let’s Party!”

disclosure: I was provided mosquito repellent products by Cutter to facilitate a three-part review.  Any opinions expressed are my own.


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  2. says

    You had me at your title. Apparently I have a huge sign on my body that says “Blood Buffet: Mosquitoes Eat Free” because no matter what, if I’m outside for even 8 seconds, I’m suddenly covered in giant itchy welts. My wife can be out for hours and “maybe” get one little bite. I totally need to try this Cutter stuff!

  3. says

    I am with you, I hate those little buggers! I woke up this morning with about 15 bites. Ones I didn’t have before I went to bed. So obviously they made a buffet of me while I was asleep.

  4. says

    HAAAAAAAAAA die mosquitoes!! I need this. My poor thighs and legs are covered in bites, no my entire body is. IL is currently breeding grounds for mosquitoes because of all the stinken rain and humidity. I never even knew this stuff existed! Hope you are enjoying a mosquitoe free yard!

  5. says

    I live within a mile of the great salt lake and the mosquitoes are horrible! We have an abatement truck that comes around to spray for them every night but it just isn’t enough. We use cutter mosquito repellant and also their citronella candles. We have used their lawn spray also! It does help a lot!

  6. says

    I hate them too. That is why we used the exact same product on our yard this weekend in preparation for our Memorial Day BBQ. I can’t wait to enjoy the outdoors without mosquitoes!

  7. says

    I hate them too! We have some years with the mild infestations, and then other years when the mosquitoes practically have their own zip codes. Looking forward to see the rest of the story!

  8. Jeannie says

    I found this on Amazon a couple of weeks ago! We have a huge yard and love to be outside, but Kansas mosquitoes are every ounce as bad as Texas mosquitoes and it has been B.A.D. this year! Joey has crazy allergic reactions to mosquito bites and swells up bad! So, I ordered two of the Cutter yard sprays and had my husband spray 24 hours before a get together we had a couple of days ago. I was totally in awe! We were out all evening long and I didn’t get a single bite on me and furthermore, didn’t even see a mosquito the whole time we were out! UH. MAY. ZING.

    • Rachel says

      I have read the mosquitoes are especially bad this year because the winter was SO mild across the U.S. And, yes, this stuff is amazing … I have another post or two coming about it and the other stuff we used at the party, but I will go ahead and say we did NOT have a proble with mosquitoes.

      It is seriously awesome.

  9. says

    oh my gosh I had NO idea this existed!! We have a retention pond on one side of us (read: mosquito haven) and a “nature loving” neighbor who thinks its optional to mow her grass and 20+ shrubs in her back yard. (read: mosquito abode) so we REALLY need something to kick the mosquito issue!! I will be picking some up today!! THANKS!!