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Mosquitos

Postby Jason64 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:11 pm

There seems to be a lot of Mosquitos around the last few days, more than normal, is there a reason why?

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby Tim » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:44 pm

Far fewer wasps this year, though. Round here, anyway ....

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby filippos » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:09 am

Jason64 wrote:There seems to be a lot of Mosquitos around the last few days, more than normal, is there a reason why?
Could be something to do with the fact it's suddenly become much damper.

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby chrissyg » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:20 am

Seems quite random. The first few years that i had holidays in Crete ( spring, summer, autumn) there were NO mosquitos and i thought it was amazing and that maybe we were lucky in the area we stayed in. In the last few years , since deciding to buy here, i have seen loads of them and last year i got so badly bitten ( in August) i still have scars on my arms and legs. Since then i have been ultra careful, but i noticed loads of them in May. And wasps too! Here in the UK we have had a bumper year for wasps, and hornets, due to the long intense heatwave or so they say. I really hate them all!!!

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby Mixos » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 pm

Never mind wasps or mozzies, I've never seen so many cockroaches around... the cats are having a fine old time chasing them down. Didn't I read somewhere that they would survive even a "nuclear winter?" Oh dear.

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby filippos » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:08 pm

A blast from our anti-roach aerosol deals with them if we get to them in time as they're inclined to disappear quickly. Oddly enough we seem to have had fewer this year.

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby Mixos » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:26 pm

They must all be down our end of the island then filippos. I've just read on the internet that a fine spray of ordinary soapy water is a good roach killer. Who knew?

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby chrissyg » Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:29 am

Wow, never knew about roaches, only ever seen them in India! Last time here i saw this really massive caterpiller thing, whitish with a blue patch on one end, about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide. Very scary.what was that??

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby Eleni13 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:55 am

Rather than chemical sprays, cucumber peel worked on cockroaches in Florida. Just saying.

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby chrissyg » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:09 am

Interesting, is there a natural deterrent or humane way of killing those disgusting millipede things that climb up the walls in october?

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby Mixos » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:36 am

Ah, you mean the " curly-wurlies " aka " stink worms " that seem to just emerge from the walls? They smell revolting if crushed and the birds and cats won't touch them, so I guess they are pretty toxic. Brushing them into a dustpan and dropping them into the scrub down the road does the trick for us. :wink:

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby altohb » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 am

Back to mosquitoes - I've been bitten more in the last couple of weeks than all summer. I guess the wind has been blowing them in!

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby BST » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:35 pm

Never seen a cockroach here! Not complaining :D Wasps pretty much gone since the rain, thank goodness!

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby margarita » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:35 pm

Eleni13 wrote:Rather than chemical sprays, cucumber peel worked on cockroaches in Florida. Just saying.


Eleni, I am intrigued as to what do do with the cucumber peel. Do you leave it around and it scares the cockroaches away, do you grind it up and feed it to the cockroaches and it kills them? Or what?

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Re: Mosquitos

Postby filippos » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:23 pm

My guess is that Eleni strips off a length of cucumber peel and runs round trying to swat the roaches with it.


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