Do I remember correctly? It’s the female mosquito that stings like hell, isn’t it? Let’s check out Wikipedia: “Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts pierce the hosts‘ skin to consume blood. The word „mosquito“ is Spanish for „little fly“.”
Little fly, my foot, if that isn’t the euphemism of the day. So the females sting. The males are harmless little creatures, peaceful minded going about their business not disturbing anyone’s sleep, while their wives fly around and sting people night and day. Mother Nature and gender equality,
an interesting subject I don’t want to get into now.
We went to the biggest local outdoor store, CABELAS, a huge store full of huntig and fishing gear. I counted more than 600 guns, enough to equip a small army in the Middle East, neatly organized in gun racks, tons of ammo, thousands of fishing rods, millions of blinkers.
Who is using all this stuff? And what are we going to do in mid September, when DIASHOW ANZEIGENhuntig season starts. Will it be like in the south of France where you have to wear bright orange jackets so the part time hunters don’t take you for a deer accidentally? In France Wednesday afternoons hunting is not allowed and it is a good idea to take your dog into the forests at this time. How is this in America? We’ll find out. Anyhow, the number of guns at Cabela’s is scary.
As for mosquito repellent you have to watch out for the percentage of DEET, that is apparently the active substance.
We got one bottle of 100% for face and arms and another one of 40% for the legs. The logic behind this choice escapes me and we’ll see how it works.