Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Casa Grande, Arizona
So we have a mosquito problem... A really really bad mosquito problem. Basically we have 20 acres out in the desert surrounded by state land and hay fields. Well the guy that owns the hay fields just let's water stand almost all the time. The channels that run water to the fields leak and so water runs into the fields even when their not irrigating. The front 100 ft or so of the fields are just marsh. You can see where the machines just go around the water. This is where all the mosquitoes are coming from. It's so bad that when you walk outside you can see black clouds of them and you can even hear all of them "humming". The poor horses get eaten alive. We spray them down every night, but that's not enough. Their whole body and legs are just black and red with mosquitoes.and in the morning they have bumps everywhere. I feel so bad for them! I wish I could get them full body/neck fly blankets, i just don't have any money for that right now..
Sorry it's long.. Just kinda had to rant about it... If anyone had any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.
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