We are under Attack in Plano!

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Real Estate Agent with Castle Connections Realty 0517896

Mosquito Attack!!  Not quite, but that is what it feels like every year. 

The City of Plano has recently confirmed that several mosquitos in the zip code 75075 have tested postive for West Nile Virus.  The city will be spraying in the area but you need to be careful no matter where you live.

Here are some helpful tips:

1.  Mosquitos are most active in the morning at dawn and in the evening at dusk.  Try to stay indoors. if possible, during these times. 

2.  Since dusk & dawn are the nicest part of the day and it is hard to stay locked inside, make sure to use Insect Repellent with DEET. 

3.  If you are outside, try to wear long sleeves and/or pants for extra protection. 

4.  Drain standing water in your yard.  Fix any water leaks.  Don't let the water in your bird baths or wading pools become stagnant. 

5. And remember, don't leave doors or windows open for the mosquitos to get in.  If you have dogs, make sure you shut the door quickly behind them and brush their coats before they come so they don't sneak an extra "friend" in with them. 

And for those of you, who live on a creek live me, prepare to be bitten!  I try to follow all these rules and it is hard.  I go outside and get attacked.  I'm so tired of this that I've started looking into the mosquito misting systems to help provide some relief.  It seems that the mosquito misting systems do work but they will take a bit out of my wallet, instead! 

Prepare yourself and be careful out there my fellow Plano residents.  Good Luck!

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Rainmaker
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
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No worries, I just need to stand outside and I seem to attract all biting insects from a 100 mile radius!

Another thing is not to wear dark clothing, mosquitos seems to be attracted to them and at least 10% Deet is necessary to be effective.

Thanks for the good tips Linda!

Aug 05, 2007 04:24 PM #1
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Loreena and Michael Yeo
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Yikes!!! I hate to think about this. I dont go out now..... their bite hurts and itches me like crazy.
Aug 07, 2007 12:12 PM #2
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William Collins
ERA Queen City Realty - Scotch Plains, NJ
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Linda,

Thanks for the post. I trust the pesky critters are under control. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my post on Mortgage Cancellation Tax Relief and providing the link to government representatives.

Aug 15, 2007 06:20 AM #3
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Stephen Joos & Chris Brubaker- HouseFront
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Mosquito's are one of my most hated bugs.  But I do have hope that in the future, they wont want to eat me.  Check out this cool article on what they are doing to find the best mosquito repellent.  Link here.
Aug 15, 2007 08:11 AM #4
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Linda Box Taylor
Castle Connections Realty - Plano, TX
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William - not sure if we'll ever have these pesky critters under control but we are doing our best down here.

House Front - interesting article!  I hope they are able to market these natural chemicals to use as repellent.

Aug 15, 2007 11:17 AM #5
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Donna Harris
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I haven't walked the dog in a few weeks because of the mosquitoes (and the pregnancy), and he had his yearly exam earlier this week and gained 2.7 pounds... I feel so bad!!  But my body isn't fighting the mosquito bites very well and they're swelling so badly and itching so badly that I can't take it... Oscar will live...
Aug 17, 2007 06:58 AM #6
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