MOSQUITO FREE LAKE

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Midamerica Referral Network

 TABLE ROCK PLEASURES

Mosquitto Drawing


 Would you like to have a summer home at a lake where you didn't need to swat mosquitos?  Then let me show you around some Shell Knob real estate on Table Rock Lake.  Yes, you read correctly - I said NO Mosquitos on the lake. 

Screened In Lake Porch

How can this be? 

The typical lakefront cottage has to have a screened in porch for residents to be able to enjoy swat-free meals,  while  lighting  citronella candles. The lack of this annoying insect occurs at Table Rock due to the type of terrain that makes up the lake.  The hills in the Ozarks have a large percentage of limestone and flintstone.

The Army Corps of Engineers built a dam near Branson, MO and flooded the lake.  As a power generating lake, the water level will fluctuate.  The rocky shoreline, with deep water always moving, does not allow marshy coves which can hold stagnant water, which is required for mosquitos to breed.  

If you leave the immediate lake area,and go  where there are ponds, fields, etc. then all bets are off.  You may get a mosquito bite, but not on the lakefront.

Questions or comments?  I'd be interested in learning of any other lakes with  this unique quality.


 

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Rainer
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Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor

I wish we didn't have mosquitos!  We do not have a lot of bugs up here as they don't like the elevation.  No cockroaches, not a lot of spiders (big ones, anyway) but we certainly do get mosquitos!  We have a range of mountains not far away called the Mosquito Range, and I hate to think how much bug spray I would need there!   I remember one of our hikes last year when my friend had to wear her bug suit that she bought to go to Alaska, where mosquitos grow as big as small airplanes.  I have a combination sunscreen and mosquito repellant that I apply when I hike...It makes it much easier than two applications.   She is allergic to the stuff, hence the bug suit, which is a very fine mesh.  It even has a hood that goes over the face too, a bit like a bee keeper. 

But we don't have chiggers!  Can you say that? 

May 28, 2007 02:43 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Joan Snodgrass
Midamerica Referral Network - Kimberling City, MO

Joanne:

I've heard about those mosquitos in Alaska and no thank you!  And I keep a can of spray in my car for clients looking at lots or land.  Spray WILL protect from the pesky chiggers and ticks.

By the way, I agree that your area and mine are not really Resort areas, in sense that areas of Florida are, but considering the huge variety of groups in this blog, it might make more sense and we would get more readers as well as participants, if we merged. There was discussion I noticed this week about trying to eliminate some of the groups that only had one or two registrants.  Guess there are over 100 groups now!

May 29, 2007 02:31 AM #2
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Joanne Hanson
Coldwell Banker Colorado Rockies Real Estate - Frisco, CO
Summit County, Colorado Realtor
I forgot about the ticks, but we do have those here too.  That is how Rocky Mountain Spotted fever got its name.  I don't miss the poison ivy though.  My husband is very allergic to it although it doesn't bother me much.  I think I will write a post about merging with the other group and see what response we get, and then delete this group if others agree.  I read the same post about too many groups, which is what made me think about it.
May 29, 2007 11:24 AM #3
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