How to kill January mosquitoes in Brooklyn?
January 11, 2007 4:37 AM Subscribe
How do I rid my Brooklyn apartment of mosquitoes--in JANUARY?!
posted by tk to Home & Garden (26 answers total)
I live in Brooklyn. I've had mosquitoes in my apartment since the summer. I've had the windows closed since September, and I have screens on the windows that I've opened to try to freeze the place out.
I get bit by mosquitoes every night. And now, I'm so high-strung about it, I wake up to their buzzing 8-10 times a night, turn on the light, get out of bed and try to hunt the m-fs down. I spray myself with bug spray, but I can't bring myself to use the extra-toxic stuff b/c then it's difficult to sleep with that smell. The non-toxic stuff apparently doesn't keep them away from me.
I thought that going away for a week over Xmas would starve them to death. No such luck. Please help me. I need to sleep.
Also, I'm wondering if any other New Yorkers are experiencing the same thing. Two of my friends are, one in Manhattan, the other also in Brooklyn.