I was shocked to read a column on June 13, 2019 in the Journal Standard by Chris Enroth, a horticulture educator at the University of Illinois Extension. He stated among other things that mosquitoes are attracted to the following:
“Carbon dioxide: Yes, every time you exhale, you draw those pesky little blood- suckers closer. Lactic acid: Humans produce lactic acid on our skin, some produce more than others. High skin temperature.”
By implication, his typical Illinois, bureaucratic, idiotic solution is as follows:
Do not breath when outside.
Reduce skin temperature by taking a bath in ice water prior to going outside.
Only go outside when it is cold and the wind is over 10 miles per hour.
Strap small a fan to your head to blow the mosquitoes away.
Coat your body in repellant which contains at least 40 per cent DEET.
Now for my solution. Abolish the worthless Freeport Mosquito Protection District. It was worthless 10 years ago and still is worthless. It is not worth one dollar of my taxes. In the alternative if you want to support the worthless Freeport Mosquito Protection District, then forget spraying and buy mosquito suits for all residents of Freeport.