Filed Under (General) by Rob on 14-07-2007

At this time of year, these wee beasties are everywhere! In fact, I sprayed about a dozen of them in our front yard just today…


Of course, some get into the house too, which is a pain. I’ve spent many a moment in our bathroom chasing a wayward mozzie in order to splat it between my hands, or against the wall. It’s almost a national sport! The reason for so many mosquitoes right now is that it’s rainy season, and the mozzies breed in standing water. As you can see from this picture of our street, there’s plenty of it about:


On this workshop in Sokode this year, I got bitten tonnes in my hotel room, so I invested in this handy free-standing mozzie net, which assembles a bit like a tent – rather fun! This is the first time I used it in the monastery in Togo last month:


Just the job – it works really well and only takes about 10 minutes to assemble! Meanwhile, it’s almost nightfall, so it’s time to go and apply some repellant…

2 Comments posted on "The great mosquito invasion!"
Hugo van Tilborg on July 14th, 2007 at 5:46 pm #

Rob, you should try one of these amazingly satisfying mosquito electrocuting tennis raquets described in Meri’s blog (you can buy them at Orca Decor)

Rob on July 15th, 2007 at 9:25 am #

Thanks Hugo, I’ll try and get one – certainly less harmful for our lungs than a can of ‘Baygon’!!