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PostPosted: September 19th, 2009, 2:50 pm 
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We just came back from the lands west of the Spanish and were surprised at the amount of biting insect life we encountered. In order of frequency:
1. black flies (all day)
2. No-see-ums (evenings)
3. mosquitos (occasionally)

If you head out the next few weeks, be prepared...

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PostPosted: September 19th, 2009, 4:35 pm 
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You'd think a a frost or two would do them in.

Bugs in Woodland Caribou ranged from tolerable to nuts. Wabakimi just plain nuts.

Wonder if its the timing of the monsoon.


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2009, 12:18 am 
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Just got back from the Dumoine tonight. I'm happy to report we had ZERO bugs. The mice on the other hand....


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PostPosted: September 21st, 2009, 3:07 am 
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DougB seems to have forgotten the annoying attack of no-see-ums on Wednesday evening...fortunately it was brief.

There were massive swarms of mice Saturday night!

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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2009, 11:24 am 
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Ha!!
Virtually no bugs in Temagami at the Changing of the Seasons Ceremony (was there from the 17th to the 20th of Sep.). Saw one mosquito and a few black flies.

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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2009, 5:32 pm 
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A 20 minute walk to the barrel last night to fill it with chips and popcorn resulted in no less than 50 mosquito bites on each hand.

It has not rained in about three weeks here but the ground is still saturated. Lake is still above normal, but dropping quickly.

I changed the soap I use and I think that is effecting it as well. I get several bites while I sit in the office and work which is unusual as well.

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