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A Banquet In My Honor

The other morning at William Sterling State Park in Michigan we did not realize how active the mosquitoes were that early in the day. A large number of them got into the tent as we took turns going to the bathroom to clean up and get dressed for the day. Kathy left when I got back to the tent and in the glow of my smart phone I noticed a mosquito. I killed it and it was full of blood, which meant it already bit me or Kathy. Then I found another. And another. I killed about 20 of them and all of them had feasted. I was a bit puzzled because I hadn’t felt any bites. It wasn’t until later in the day that the tops of my feet were itching me. All told I had eight bites on one foot and five on the other. And a few more on my back and backside and my legs and my arms. It’s been an itchy couple of days.

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  1. Nina Shephard FSPA August 6, 2018 at 4:14 am

    Yikes! So now you know — learning the hard way. Take care.

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  2. For the mosquito and biting black flies. Try permethrin on your clothing. Google insect shield. You can have your clothing riding gloves etc treated and it lasts 70 washings. I am avid hiker camper bike rider. It really works and helps protects you from ticks too!!!!!

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