Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Eaten Alive

I am feeling overly loved of late... by MOSQUITOS! 

They must love the way I taste because I am getting eaten alive everyday, throughout the day.  I go outside with Matilda 3-4 times a day (her potty training has been going great)  for about 5 minutes and I always come in and find that I have at least 2 new bites.  The worst is when they follow me into the house and bite me when I'm eating dinner or sitting at the computer.  ARgh!  The first hour or so after I'm bitten is maddening trying to ignore the itching burn.  After that they stop bothering me and disappear but that first little while drives me nuts!  I've started spraying myself down in the morning with bug spray but they still manage to find a spot I missed.  These aren't your average Utah mosquitos either, they are a little bit bigger and are black and white striped.  The annoying thing, which is also good, is that they don't seem to be attracted to anyone else.  Josh never gets bit or at least his body doesn't react and the boys aren't outside a lot.  When they are out Elijah is like Josh and doesn't get much attention but I think they are more attracted to Sam. 

Oh the joy of Maryland and it's natural inhabitants aka pluthera of BUGS!


Becca said...

They are bad down here in Tennessee, too. It's a particularly bad year for some reason. If you want to make the itch go away for a few hours, run hot as you can stand it water over it for a few seconds. It's so relieving!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an Asian Tiger Mosquito. http://www.mda.state.md.us/plants-pests/mosquito_control/_asian_tiger_mosquito_md.php

Jean said...

You want to talk mosquitos? Here in Mn. they are our state bird! Maybe they like you best because you are so sweet!