With the official start of summer kicking off this past weekend, there is often a discussion of insect repellent spray versus insect repellent pipes. With the continued threats of the West Nile virus and Lyme disease, many individuals are blocking their positions. Apart from these primary concerns, the simple fact is that insects carry bacteria and insect bites cause bug-borne disease. However, the average disease, if you will, can only result in an uncomfortable rash or skin irritation. Therefore, the idea of seeing your children in a daily chemical fog may prove to be equally inconvenient.
When I open the sliding screen door any time after 5PM, I perk like a Pavlov dog. This is followed by “drill sergeant” type inquiries of my children; “Where are you going?” “Did you put on bug spray?” No. “Come back and take the position!”