Sunday, July 25, 2010
Mosquitoes: The Wrong Insect
It just happens that I am a mosquito magnet. Perhaps I smell bad or wear too much perfume, both of which they love. Or maybe I dress in dark colors or don't change my socks. At any rate, those female mosquitoes who 'blood feed' before they lay eggs obviously can smell me, since they don't see well, and zoom right in for a snack. It's good to know I'm providing protein for the next generations of pests. Not only do the females love to lay eggs, up to 300 at a time, or up to 3,000 in a lifetime, they're crummy moms! The old 'lay 'em and leave 'em' trick. Great. So all her brats hatch and are ready to bite my ankles in 4-7 days, and we all know my ankles need to be swollen to an even larger size. Thanks for that. I know they are beneficial to the food web, but I believe God made them, and said, "Damn. That's not what I thought it would be." And by this time, 600,000,000 had hatched and He couldn't unhatch them. Mosquitoes, like brussels sprouts, are just wrong.