March 8, approximately 6:15pm, my first mosquito bite of the 2010 season. Geez! It’s only March and last week I was freezing! We’ve had three nice days in a row in Richmond and now the bugs are here.
Last night I got out of work and decided to take my dog for a run. The sun was still out and I could comfortably wear shorts for the workout. It was perfect, until we stopped for all of 2 minutes for a good sniff (the dog, not me) and I got bit! I couldn’t believe it! I thought it was a little early for mosquitoes, but after doing a little research I was wrong. The Washington Post had an article today about the approaching season and new ways scientists are trying to slow the spread of insect-borne disease. Officials in Delaware are getting ready to start spending the $2 million+ they allocate to mosquito control. And in Southwest Florida News-Press is giving out tips on how to minimize the number of mosquitoes in there area. The season has officially began!
Mosquito Squad is growing quickly. Check here to see if there is a squad protecting yards in your area.