There’s nothin’ like good, old-fashioned, Navy bug juice.
Growing up in the South, we had mosquitos so big, they could stand flat footed and screw a half grown turkey to death.
Thank you, MJA. That makes me laugh so hard, I cry.
It’s so TRUE, and it isn’t just the South!
What annoying little critters those things are. I’ve tried Absorbine JR, OFF!… nothing really works.
My sales force in action! love ’em.
– The Bugman Do4
To be outside, they need to religiously apply pesticides in an appropriate manner and strength.
That’s why we start every day with: “Let us spray”
Our credo: “The family that sprays together, plays together” 🙂
If you want serious control over Love Bugs – treat the ground like you’re treating grub worms. I helped my GF’s Louisiana family by using Fipronil over 1/2 acre around their main house. They were amazed at the results after suffering for many decades from them. It also keeps fire ants out for a full year, so that was enough in itself for them.
Rule for controlling anything that flies – You have to get them where they breed. Know your enemy. Gnats need moisture to breed but not a lot. You may not have access to everywhere they breed, too. Bummer.
Jimmy, we drank a lot of Navy bug juice (AKA strawberry koolaid) on board the USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 while out at sea. I’m the only one in my family who still drinks the bug juice, it was a lot safer than the water from some of the water coolers which sometimes tasted like they had JP5 (jet fuel) in them. And tons of pop which was .15 a can, of course I could drink all that (and eat 3-4 times a day on the mess deck) back then and not gain a pound because of all the constant activity of working on the flight deck during flight ops.
FLY Me To The Moon by Gnat King Cole
We have gnats here in Chicago in the summer. Once, a few years back, they actually called a Cubs game because of a gnat swarm.
Bug juice, oh the memories.
Here in Georgia it’s lightning bug season.
@geoff the aardvark – on the sub, we never quite knew what the mess cooks were going to mix up. But we drank it anyway. Once and a while, there would be a little, dead cockroach that would come out. I don’t remember it phasing anyone.
Deer fly season just ended here in VA.
Only had one harass me today while mowing. They call them Mayflies.