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With a tag line like that I am sure I could do copy for the Sun newspaper.


The rain has not stopped now for 5 days running. The roads are flooding and everyone has left the office early before the tide turns. The rain goes between a light shower and heavy downpour with little reprieve in between.


Strange, skinny, worms are sneaking under my hotel room’s door and creep across the tiled floor, in the way that worms on a mission to survive do, only to be found in the morning as dried up husks of a worm. I have to question whether to shoo them outside or flush them down the toilet. Either way death awaits these least noble, but necessary, creatures. I prefer to allow their fate to be dictated my their desire to survive and the shooing seems a far more apt approach.


Mosquitoes on the other hand, well any Buddhist inkling goes out the window. These blood suckers flourish in this weather and were born to die. Unfortunately, they are not of the sluggish, hang around on the walls, variety here. Once you spot them, they have vanished. Where do they go? I envisage a nightclub for mosquitoes, where Laura Ashley is the fashion and blood of Laidlaw is the Red Bull and vodka of choice.


I saw a snail the size of house, well a large snail’s house anyway. The thing could fill your hand. I also saw a dog chasing a huge centipede.


The rains bring out all sorts of creatures. I wonder how many people are injured from slipping up on worms or tripping over snails. How many dogs receive a nasty sting on their nose and how many toes are stubbed chasing that illusive mosquito.


Please do not allow me to be reincarnated as a mosquito……..floral dresses are not my thing……


Will the rains ever stop?

I have always wondered why mosquitos love me. In fact, the best repellant for anybody else is generally me.  Maybe I should sell myself as over priced repellant hanging from those rotating displays, that you find in all over priced travel shops. The smell of Colin…nice.

Anyway, I have done my reasearch and it all comes back to life style:

“Science has found that organisms that carry disease, such as mosquitoes, prefer an acidic environment.

Well, insects are more likely to bite if your blood is sweet and has an acidic condition. If you don’t take sugar or alcohol, mosquitoes won’t bother you very much.
Macrobiotic teacher Adelbert Nelissen survived many trips to Africa where, once the windows are open, the room ceiling gets covered black with mosquitoes. But he dislikes sleeping in an air-conditioned room. So he avoids getting bitten by keeping an umeboshi plum (yang/alkaline) in his mouth all night long. Thus, by restoring the body’s acid-alkali balance, umeboshi helps to restore health”.
So no beer and a plum in the mouth is the way forwards for these little buggers.
And then onto the stomach, I can swear by citracidal.  Add a few drops to a bottle of water or take tablets twice a day it will kill off potential pathogens and keep Deli Belly at bay.


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