So I just had this mosquito land on my arm, immediate reaction was to just shake it off and dampen the area to remove any poop she mighta done to avoid the swelling. There were some tea tree oil wipes on the side so now I’ve wiped all over the exposed skin to stop her coming back.
1 mosquito and all the eggs she was carrying saved!
Tiny act but saved a heck of alota lives….
Anyone else do tiny things like this if an insect is bothering them or something?
I like sitting and adoring the pattern of movement of Ants.. I make sure when I walk I shouldn’t stamp any and this will sound super stupid as my cousins tell me..hehe.. As I love observing pattern of movement of ants, they mostly have minute chunk of food item all carrying to their colony I like carefully picking that chunk out of their tiny hands and dropping it where they are trying to take it 😀
Moths (mothes? moth? Mothves? 😉 ) always come to my window at night, and then I can’t shut it because they sit on the screen and would be trapped inside. Even after I shut all the lights off. Stupid moths won’t fly free! Leaving me to sleep cold.
I found a fly floating in a drink a few days ago and tried to save him. I very carefully and thoughtfully dried him as to not cause any more damage. He looked perfect but still wasn’t moving. I even Google searched “how to save a fly”, and with no results to help me.. reality hit me in the face (most people would think I’m nuts for trying to save this little guy). I don’t think he made it. :/
@newyork409 – I understand your fear, haha. I still check every corner of every room in my house every day.
I’m really happy that you’re going to start trying to save them I can’t stress enough how helpful it’s been to me to really research spiders, and get familiar with the different types in my area. If nothing else, the research has helped eliminate my fears when I see a spidey that I know isn’t harmful at all. I even let cellar spiders live in my basement now – because I know they’re not harmful, and they eat other insects that might come in through the basement (They actually proved extremely helpful when the seals on one of my windows deteriorated, and let in a trail of ants… a trail which ended abruptly at a web of four cellar spiders, and numerous ant corpses).
Of course… seeing an unexpected spider (and lets be honest, all spider sightings are unexpected) still scares the crap out of me, but I’m able to observe the spider now, and (9 times out of 10) can determine that it wouldn’t be able to hurt me if it wanted to, and that I shouldn’t hurt it in return. It also comes in handy when I’m around friends who are terrified of spiders.
As far as mosquitoes go, I’m afraid I don’t have much advice to offer. They don’t ever bother me, so I don’t know much about keeping them away. I’ve heard keeping a dryer sheet in your pocket will keep them away from you. I know good hygiene is important, because body odor can attract them. But more than anything, they are drawn to carbon dioxide – which we exhale with every breath, and which is also eliminated through our skin in small amounts. There’s not really anyway to prevent that :/