Sept. 2011 was better than Sept. 2010. The largest daily kill this Sept.
while patrolling the perimeter of the house and garage with a fly swatter
was about 200. One day, last Sept. I took a stroke tally over an 8-hr.
period and using a fly swatter around the permimeters; vacuums in the
garage and house; and deltamethrin directly on insects that were attached
to the screen on one of the decks, counted over 1,000 bugs RIP. And one
day in late October, my murder tally was over 1,200.
The pundits say that the bugs started two weeks earlier in 2010. Also, in
2011, some farmers were allowed to use pyrethrins. In addition, August and
September were extremely wet, with 16" for the two months as opposed to the
normal 7" for Aug.-Sept. 2010. These are the reasons for the cautious
Still, October looms and it was worse than Sept. last year.