It’s summertime in the Lake Travis area when uninvited guests start crashing your backyard barbecues — and we don’t mean those annoying neighbors that play their music too loud after 10 p.m. We’re talking about bloodsuckers of the winged variety. Mosquitoes.
As you probably remember from last spring, the rain and wet weather brings us more than just a full Lake Travis. It brings lots and lots of mosquitoes. To borrow a line from Poltergeist, “They’re heeeere!”
Do you know mosquitoes may ignore you if you’re lazy? Do you know girls do run the world when it comes to mosquitoes? Yep, the female mosquitoes bite, not the males. They need blood to produce fertile eggs. Male insects live off of nectar.
Here are 23 things you might not know about mosquitoes including tips to help you protect yourself and your family against these local bloodsuckers …