Here in eastern Wisconsin we had a relatively dry summer until two weeks ago, when we suddenly had well over two inches dumped on our area over 2 hours, plus another 6 or so over the next week.
This has resulted in the most horrific eruption of mosquitos I’ve ever experienced here, and I’ve experienced some unpleasant times in the past. Today, despite direct sunshine and 80 degree temperatures at noon, AND standing in the middle of a paved road in the sun, far from well mowed margins, we were so swarmed the dog begged for mercy. Then as we moved quickly back towards the house, we unfortunately took a shortcut over our lawn, and suddenly were enveloped by hundreds, if not a thousand or more of the buggers!
When I inhaled through my mouth, I got a mouthful of 'em. When I switched to nose breathing, I got a noseful! All this despite having liberally applied deet all over! It was so bad we gave up, and spent the day indoors despite absolutely beautiful weather. From the vantage point of our windows, we noted a few other hardy souls braving the outdoors, only to start waving their hands furiously around their heads, their bodies, then running back indoors as fast as they could go.
In addition, mid September is usually a glorious time for dragonflies around here. Normally I expect to see a virtual armada of them filling the skies, feasting on the damn mosquitos, as we all cheer for them. No sign of them whatsoever! Where O where have our saviors gone?
Anybody else suffering?