On a Personal note…
AP: Arizona’s barrage of rain storms in recent months has created an unlikely pest infestation for the desert region: mosquitoes.
The storms — including one that began Wednesday — have established a breeding ground for mosquitoes that some longtime Phoenix residents say are as bad as they can ever remember.
Maricopa County environmental officials say they have received more than 10,000 mosquito-related complaints so far this year. County Environmental Services Department spokesman Johnny Dilone said that is nearly double the number of calls from the same period in 2013.
“We’re working a lot of hours and spraying in more places,” Dilone said. “We’ve been seeing a lot of mosquitoes, a majority of them are floodwater mosquitoes. Those are the ones that have been generating most of the calls.”
The uptick has left residents scratching their heads — as well as arms, legs and other body parts — at having to deal with unexpected insect bites. Jennifer Weller, a Scottsdale sales executive, said she feels like every day brings three to five mosquito bites more.
“I’m a native of Arizona, and I can’t remember getting eaten like this,” she said. “So I’m wearing my OFF! right now instead of my perfume.”
Other residents, like Leslie Meehan, are considering their own preventive measures. Meehan, of Maricopa, said nothing has worked to get them out of her yard and she is mulling a $149 mosquito trap.
“We’re a smorgasbord for these heat-seeking missiles with wings,” Meehan said. She compared it to a mauling — “I’ve got 32 bites on one arm.”
I have lived her for more than 27 years. I have had my house for more than 6. I have NEVER been swarmed by mosquitoes before now. It’s safe to say I have not been bitten by mosquitoes since moving to this house but in the last week I have been attacked mercilessly. I must have at least 20 mosquito bites on me alone.
And I know the cause. It wasn’t that we had the wettest monsoon on record. No,no, no.
I’m going to take a page from our dear friends on the Left and pronounce the cause as:
GLOBAL WARMING!!! 🙂
After all, if it snows too much…Global Warming
If it’s too hot…Global Warming
If it not hot or cold…It’s Global Warming!
If it rains too much or too little…Global Warming!
If they stub their toe on way to get their Cafe Latte’ from their $300 Latte machine it must be …
GLOBAL WARMING!!! 🙂
It’s the cure all for what ales a sanctimonious Leftist. After all, they are saving the planet (Like The Doctor from “Doctor Who”) and you’re not!
So what if the actual science doesn’t support their crack pot theories, that doesn’t matter because they are Special!
And you’re not.
They are “enlightened” and you are Darkness.
So they must be better than you. So they must be smarter than you. They should rule over you because Sanctimonious Might makes Right, except in the military where America is a bigger danger to the world than ISIS (according to the academically superior liberals at Harvard).
So the mosquitoes are a plaque upon the unworthy, racist, homophobic, misogynist, right wing “deniers” of the superior LEFT!!!
I would say a Biblical plague, but since the Left hates Christians can we call it a Caliphate?
No, because The Left doesn’t recognize jihadists to begin with.
Maybe their Obama NSA Drones made to look like mosquitoes! 🙂
Hmm… YEAH! That’s the ticket! 🙂