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Looking forward to September

Old Aug 27th 2022, 7:51 pm
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Default Looking forward to September

September;

The tourists will go home; sometimes I have to wait for a break in traffic to cross the road outside my gate! And they keep driving into my fields.

People will get back to work who are holding up my projects by their absence.

The weather will cool down.

Maybe EDP will come by and fix the pole that fell down in my yard last month.

Maybe, just maybe, it will rain.

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Old Aug 27th 2022, 8:00 pm
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good luck with EDP amigo
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Old Aug 27th 2022, 8:39 pm
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Rain. I'll be happy with rain.

I have been known to go out when it rains and just be.................
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Old Aug 27th 2022, 9:03 pm
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Feel your pain, we, mistakenly spent a week in the Algarve one August and vowed never to go back again in that month.

Restaurants, bars etc that had been crying out for your custom all year suddenly couldn't accommodate you.

I suppose when all the tourists go home at the end of August you will have the September mosquitos to look forward to!!
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The tourist money is what keeps the area from total poverty; the roads paved, water in the pipes, and electricity in the wires. But I'll be happy when it's over.

We rarely get mosquitos.

But if mosquitos are the price for rain, then I'm more than happy to pay.
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Old Aug 28th 2022, 12:15 pm
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What's this about mosquitos coming back? I have mosquitos all year round in my garden and they find their way to my bedroom most nights. There is one under my kitchen tap most mornings when I go to fill the kettle. I don't have water lying around in my garden but I do have an irrigation system drip-feeding the plants that need water.
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Old Aug 28th 2022, 6:47 pm
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If the little nasties are living in your place, you can get rid of them.
Little known fact; mosies live on plants. They survive by sucking sap; and shelter under the leaves in the heat of the day. That's why there are so many in certain gardens.
They need a blood meal to generate eggs, and open water to lay them, but we all know that part.

Shake your succulent plants just before dusk and see if a cloud of them fly out.

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The only hate I have and it is selfish, is that I cannot wait for Zoomarine to close. The traffic on the EN 125 is unbelievable. Whoever decide to have traffic comming from 2 different directions on the main road into the complex around a small traffic island wants a severe talking too.

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I have a sub-tropical garden ... and have done for 20+years. We rarely have mosquitos ... but do have orange orchards around us.
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Me too; we have oranges, tangerines, plums, figs, nesperas, pears, grapes, nectarines, and apples.
Maybe the mosis don't like pesticide I use on the fruit.

We also have a lot of ornamental plants that do not get sprayed.

I don't know what sort of plants they do live in, but we had some vines on our porch in India and that was full of the little blighters.
When we found out and took it away, the porch didn't look as nice but the mosis were gone.
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Originally Posted by liveaboard View Post
If the little nasties are living in your place, you can get rid of them.
Little known fact; mosies live on plants. They survive by sucking sap; and shelter under the leaves in the heat of the day. That's why there are so many in certain gardens.
They need a blood meal to generate eggs, and open water to lay them, but we all know that part.

Shake your succulent plants just before dusk and see if a cloud of them fly out.
Not exactly true in my 20 years' experience of living in the Algarve. They do not shelter in my garden during the heat of the day. They seek me out wherever I am gardening during the day. They attack me when I am hanging out the washing or bringing it in. They get me when I am in the garage. My blood is O positive and I believe that is their favourite meal. Yes they are under the leaves of our potted plants in particular and that is when I spray them but they are also hiding under my desk in the study, in my bedroom and in the bathroom. I was in Tavira on Friday evening and donated my blood to 4 of them. They even find me in the changing room of clothing stores. Some people are just so attractive!
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Originally Posted by BillBullock View Post
Not exactly true in my 20 years' experience of living in the Algarve. They do not shelter in my garden during the heat of the day. They seek me out wherever I am gardening during the day. They attack me when I am hanging out the washing or bringing it in. They get me when I am in the garage. My blood is O positive and I believe that is their favourite meal. Yes they are under the leaves of our potted plants in particular and that is when I spray them but they are also hiding under my desk in the study, in my bedroom and in the bathroom. I was in Tavira on Friday evening and donated my blood to 4 of them. They even find me in the changing room of clothing stores. Some people are just so attractive!
Are those repellent thingies pretty useless?

Or have you got to the stage where what will be, will be?
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Originally Posted by chislenko View Post
Are those repellent thingies pretty useless?

Or have you got to the stage where what will be, will be?
DEET sprays on exposed skin work for me but some of them get me through my clothing. Plug-in repellents by various manufacturers don't seem effective any more inside the house. Maybe the blighters have got used to them. Tiger Balm is my saviour when they get me but my cheap Far Eastern supply has just run out.
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Is there a worse sound on a hot summer night that that high-pitched whine of a mossie?

Lights on, hunting, ...... no sign, back to bed, lights off. 2 minutes peace, then that whine again.......

So many nights slept with a sheet covering my head.

But, oh, the satisfaction when you find one and get it!
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Is there a worse sound on a hot summer night that that high-pitched whine of a mossie?

Lights on, hunting, ...... no sign, back to bed, lights off. 2 minutes peace, then that whine again.......

So many nights slept with a sheet covering my head.

But, oh, the satisfaction when you find one and get it!
Butting in from Hungary!

Oh yes, we can all relate to that whine!

Read post above about perpetrator sitting under the tap.
By coincidence saw one under the sink tap in the bathroom last night, first time I've seen that - successfully jetted down the plug hole! Nasty looking bugger too!
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