Berkshires abuzz with mosquitos

Berkshires abuzz with mosquitos

There are 27 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Aug 13, 2009, titled Berkshires abuzz with mosquitos. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

The flying bloodsuckers are most active at dawn and dusk, mercilessly hunting men, women and children to feast on tender ankles, ears and necks.

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berkshire native

United States

#1 Aug 14, 2009
Has anyone noticed that the dirth of bats, also? I have only seen 1 or 2 all summer, and I live by a lake where we normally have hundreds, and I have none in my bat houses.. I am sure the white nose syndrome has a large role in the decline. No bats eating mosquitos means more mosquitos, too.
Terry Cowgill

Guilford, CT

#2 Aug 14, 2009
Funny that the reporter didn't mention it in the story. You would have to think the combo of rain and fewer bats would have this result.
what if

AOL

#3 Aug 14, 2009
the lake at wachonah park might be a mosquito attack?we should ask melle if that is ruberto's fault
brush hill bob

Perkasie, PA

#4 Aug 14, 2009
maybe the bats are eating the zebra mussels and choking ?

Since: Jan 09

Great Barrington, MA

#5 Aug 14, 2009
One thing everyone can DO is to check around their house for any stagnant water (old tires, tarps, etc.) and make sure that water does not collect there anymore.

Is there anything else us citizens can do??

I guess try not to get bit, as that is feeding them.
The

Chatham, NY

#6 Aug 14, 2009
larve of mosquito's can live in moist soil they do not need a pool of water. If the soil drys the larve can go into a stasis untill conditions get wetter. The larve can survive in this stasis for up to 7 years.
tanya

Brockton, MA

#7 Aug 14, 2009
Time for the FOGGER truck! Just like the old days.
Ed Anger Jr

Ashfield, MA

#8 Aug 14, 2009
tanya wrote:
Time for the FOGGER truck! Just like the old days.
Only this time, let them spray Dottie's Coffee Lounge Coffee, that'll kill them DEAD!!!!
Joe

Averill Park, NY

#9 Aug 14, 2009
Need some good ol' DDT.

Since: Jun 08

Mechanicville, NY

#11 Aug 14, 2009
I had a bat in the house 3 weeks ago..The cats and I chased it all over the house..I finaly trapped it in the bathroom and it landed on my curtain.. I took a towel and trapped him in it then I flipped him out the door unharmed and he happily flew away..I hope he eats alot of those mosquitos as I hate those little suckers.
Eddie Arr

Albany, NY

#12 Aug 14, 2009
And you were afraid of mans best friend, the Bat!
Eddie Arr

Albany, NY

#13 Aug 14, 2009
tanya wrote:
Time for the FOGGER truck! Just like the old days.
Ah yes, and we thought we were dying from pcbees. That smoky contraption was great.
Eddie Arr

Albany, NY

#14 Aug 14, 2009
What really scary is Connor Berry artical here. It's the best piece he's done since he got to the Eagle. Pulitzer almost!
cbb

Springfield, MA

#15 Aug 14, 2009
Joe wrote:
Need some good ol' DDT.
Thankfully DDT is legal again. The green environterrorists had it banned many years ago with a result of millions of people dying unnecessarily.

Since: Jan 09

Great Barrington, MA

#16 Aug 15, 2009
Ed Anger Jr wrote:
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Only this time, let them spray Dottie's Coffee Lounge Coffee, that'll kill them DEAD!!!!
What's your problem with Dottie's?
according to me

Adams, MA

#17 Aug 15, 2009
Joe wrote:
Need some good ol' DDT.
Do you think we can take care of the gangs and scum in pittsfield with that as well?
I know!! we'll tell them its free bandanna and dew rag day and when they all come out we'll spray em
Vampire Mosquito

Adams, MA

#18 Aug 15, 2009
This is a serious problem. Well, after dark it is.
Plausible Paul

Honolulu, HI

#19 Aug 15, 2009
according to me wrote:
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Do you think we can take care of the gangs and scum in pittsfield with that as well?
I know!! we'll tell them its free bandanna and dew rag day and when they all come out we'll spray em
I like that. Very funny!
Must be global warming, after all it is the cause of everything! lol.
I love my home town of Pittsfield but I do not miss all the mosquitos. I had a river behind my house and mosquitos were horrible.
clk1

Albany, NY

#20 Aug 15, 2009
well, it's pretty ridiculous that my family and I can't even sit outside, for any length of time, without having to fly our arms around the whole time! It's just crazy...and my 2 year old son gets huge welts all over his little forehead and neck. I've never used bug sprey in my whole life....and now i'm up to about a can a week. What bullsh**!!

Since: Jan 09

Great Barrington, MA

#21 Aug 16, 2009
cbb wrote:
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Thankfully DDT is legal again. The green environterrorists had it banned many years ago with a result of millions of people dying unnecessarily.
DDT does reduce the mosquito problem, but causes other problems (Are you patriotic? DDT almost brought about the extinction of bald eagles.) The human species is very creative. I'm sure we can find a solution that solves one problem without causing others.
One idea is bats. If we can increase the bat population, that would reduce the number of mosquitos.

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