Weather forecast: murky yellow skies, rumbling rains followed by thunderstorms. Before the puddles have dried, the invaders have arrived. They, too, are ready–clogging the screens, hovering around door frames, zooming past doors and trunk lids into car interiors, nestling into necks, feasting on wrists/ankles/ears or hairlines, riding into the house on clothing and groceries
Out comes the armour and the arsenal: scores of batteries, the traps–commercial and home-made, for inside and out, the wicks, candles, smoking coils, the piles of “play-electric-tennis-with-a-pest” rackets (his and hers and one per room), Skin-So-Soft? lotion, creams, chemical patches or sprays (often considered a great danger for humans and pets). As for being armed with ultrasonic devices, this would seem to be yet another would-be weapon, rather than truly effective. The Mega Catch Ultra, however, has had good reviews.