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This Weeks Featured Item is Prestrike Mosquito Torpedos!
I LOVE wild birds. In our backyard I have a bird feeder set up right in front of our dining room windows so that at each meal we can watch the free bird show and enjoy God's gift of nature. Since I started adding suet to my feeder we get even more birds and lots of mommy birds feeding the suet bits to their babies!
Not far from the feeder in a small flowerbed I have a low birdbath nestled under a yellow flowering cestrum shrub. The cestrum attracts hummingbirds and the birdbath attracts all the other birds. It can be so much fun to watch!
Our biggest problem here in the muggy South, is mosquitos. Our city has released several reports of local mosquitos testing positive for West Nile virus this year. I'm one of those people that mosquitos just love to bite, and both my son and I always get huge nickel-sized welts of itchy doom when a mosquito finds us.
Needless to say, I don't want my birdbath breeding any more mosquitos. For the last couple of years I used the donut shaped mosquito dunks like these:
Those work okay, but they float on the water and the birds tend to knock them out of the birdbath. They are useless against mosquitos if they're on the ground beside the birdbath. Also, if you're lucky enough for them to stay in the birdbath, they start to flake into little pieces and make the water look dirty.
This year I happened to notice these at my local Walmart alongside the mosquito donuts. They're called the Prestrike Mosquito Torpedos.
What a better idea! They're cute and fish shaped, smaller, and last twice as long - 60 days! Most importantly, they sink to the bottom of the birdbath and dissolve without any yucky bits floating around. Both brands are completely non-toxic to animals.
Want to know another non-toxic way to combat itchy mosquito bites? If you're sitting out on your porch, turn on a fan! Whether it's a ceiling fan or a portable one, you'll see significantly fewer mosquito bites. The mosquitos have trouble flying around in the wind so they'll go elsewhere!
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us -Hebrews 12:1 (KJV)
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