We've worked very hard on the back garden these past couple of
weeks. . . . . at last we feel it's looking good for the coming Summer
months and we hope to spend time outside relaxing, watching Nature,
eating, drinking etc. with family, friends and neighbors.
Our front porch and garden area are looking good too. . . . . . . .
there's only one major problem, especially for me, the mosquitoes!!!!
Trees, shrubs, plants, all encourage Nature's creatures to the garden,
and tiny biting creepy crawlers and stinging winged ones are unforgiving.
American Robin drying off
Female Cardinal - she has a nest with babies nearby!
BUT. . . . . . . and I know many people will not perhaps agree, MJoe showed
up Monday to treat our garden and hopefully make it possible for me to at last
enjoy it in the Summer months! I've seen the signs in front of many homes in our
area over the past few years. We are an older neighborhood with many trees
and thick, mature shrubbery, even small creeks running through many gardens
and a couple of ponds, so mosquitoes and ticks abound. Apparently they use
a natural compound which does not harm birds and bees. No contract is
required, and we can stop the monthly treatment at any time.
I am deathly allergic to mosquitoes and I swear every one within 1/2 mile
finds me, even when smothered in smelly, sticky repellent. Each bite swells
into a huge raised lump, like a hive, with terrible itching, and I scratch constantly
for many days - I am not a pretty sight, or a fun person to be with.