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2013-12-21 01:24:59 AM  
I can't say that I blame them a bit. That genus of mosquitoes are vectors for diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever & West Nile fever.
 
2013-12-21 02:46:04 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: I can't say that I blame them a bit. That genus of mosquitoes are vectors for diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever & West Nile fever.


They literally suck.
 
2013-12-21 04:00:31 AM  
Six seasons and a Movie!
 
2013-12-21 09:08:02 AM  
Many places have bans on rain water storage tanks and the key reason for those bans is that most are breeding grounds for mosquitoes after a few years.
 
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2013-12-21 09:30:50 AM  
Malaysia is in the area where moquito borne diseases are a serious concern. They are not a major health risk where I live. West Nile only breaks out during heat waves, and is quite rare in humans even then. EEE is a big scare for a tiny amount of illness.
 
2013-12-21 09:32:09 AM  
Yeah, no. Nobody got time for that shiat, with the overcrowding of jails already for petty and misdemeanor crimes.

Fine the crap out of them if necessary, but the cops (should) do have more important things to worry about.
 
2013-12-21 09:34:04 AM  
But I want my constitutional right to keep old tires, spare piping, and a scummy old kiddie pool in my yard!
 
2013-12-21 09:34:20 AM  
I live within a 3 miles of a swamp. Good.
 
2013-12-21 09:34:53 AM  
I've had neighbors whose yard was overgrown, rain gutters clogged, etc.  In the summer I couldn't go into my backyard without being set upon by a swarm of mosquitoes.  People with such little consideration should be horsewhipped.
 
2013-12-21 09:34:57 AM  

houstondragon: Yeah, no. Nobody got time for that shiat, with the overcrowding of jails already for petty and misdemeanor crimes.

Fine the crap out of them if necessary, but the cops (should) do have more important things to worry about.


Yeah, all those people bringing Durians on buses are really clogging up the jails there.
 
2013-12-21 09:35:46 AM  
It's Malaysia. What there won't kill you?
 
2013-12-21 09:37:08 AM  
Is there anything a home owners association can't do?

Other than make it nearly impossible to ever legalize group marriage -- where "we have to talk" becomes a large meeting with minutes, committees and lot of rules.
 
2013-12-21 09:38:42 AM  

mike_d85: I live within a 3 miles of a swamp. Good.


THIS.

Mosquitos view me as a walking smorgasbord....
 
2013-12-21 09:40:24 AM  

Richard C Stanford: But I want my constitutional right to keep old tires, spare piping, and a scummy old kiddie pool in my yard!


All right, that's it.  I'm coming to your house right now and start kicking things over.
 
2013-12-21 09:43:05 AM  
Only jail time for these thoughtless bastards? God-damn bleeding heart libs!!!!
 
2013-12-21 09:50:05 AM  
Good! The nasty nutjob who used to own the house next to me had a swimming pool but didn't use it. Didn't fill it in or add mosquito dunks, she wouldn't even toss in a dollar bag of feeder goldfish that would have done an awesome job of eating the mosquito larvae. Early one morning I was startled as a flock of wild ducks flew out of the pool where they had sheltered overnight. That was the last straw.

West Nile Virus was rampant here at the time, a block from my home the local health department had found WNV skeeters in their traps. I called the town officials and they were next door within a half-hour of my call. She was fined and instructed to add clorox to the pool immediately or they would double the fine every consecutive day. The next day, which was recycle pick-up day too, I saw about a half dozen bleach bottles in her recycle bin. Bleach is cheap compared to fines, after that every week there were bleach bottles in her recycle bins. I never saw ducks again. She was furious at me for turning her in but too bad too sad, she had a giant fouled swimming pool and a serious health hazard that effected everyone. The whole neighborhood would have been delighted if they threw her in the pokey. The town was very aggressive about WNV, Anything that held standing water had to be turned upside down, gas stations could no longer let old tires stack up for months on end but had to dispose of them weekly. Sometimes folks biatch about 'too much government' but are grateful when they have the muscle to force corrections that benefit everyone.
 
2013-12-21 09:52:52 AM  
I would like to go on record as supporting the death penalty for people who let their dogs bark all day....
 
2013-12-21 10:06:24 AM  
/csb time:

As a former hall director, one year I had to deal with a huge fruitfly problem throughout the building. Took lots of crap from residents who swore theywere keeping sanitary conditions. One night I had to deal with a problem suite and noticed a terrible smell coming from their bathroom. Turned out they had dumped a huge bunch of fruit in their bathtub, thinking it would ferment and eventually produce something like jailhouse wine. And yes, these were college kids in the internet age. Ten minutes on Google and they'd have known what idiots they were. Anyway, the flies were traveling through the pipes to rooms all over the building.... You better believe the caught hell for that.

/end CSB.
 
2013-12-21 10:07:20 AM  

SpdrJay: I would like to go on record as supporting the death penalty for people who let their dogs bark all day....


Oh don't even get me started on that!

/all dogs under 40lbs should not have vocal cords*


because most people (not all) who own them never train them to shut the fark up!
 
2013-12-21 10:13:07 AM  

SeedFreak: Good! The nasty nutjob who used to own the house next to me had a swimming pool but didn't use it. Didn't fill it in or add mosquito dunks, she wouldn't even toss in a dollar bag of feeder goldfish that would have done an awesome job of eating the mosquito larvae. Early one morning I was startled as a flock of wild ducks flew out of the pool where they had sheltered overnight. That was the last straw.

West Nile Virus was rampant here at the time, a block from my home the local health department had found WNV skeeters in their traps. I called the town officials and they were next door within a half-hour of my call. She was fined and instructed to add clorox to the pool immediately or they would double the fine every consecutive day. The next day, which was recycle pick-up day too, I saw about a half dozen bleach bottles in her recycle bin. Bleach is cheap compared to fines, after that every week there were bleach bottles in her recycle bins. I never saw ducks again. She was furious at me for turning her in but too bad too sad, she had a giant fouled swimming pool and a serious health hazard that effected everyone. The whole neighborhood would have been delighted if they threw her in the pokey. The town was very aggressive about WNV, Anything that held standing water had to be turned upside down, gas stations could no longer let old tires stack up for months on end but had to dispose of them weekly. Sometimes folks biatch about 'too much government' but are grateful when they have the muscle to force corrections that benefit everyone.


My previous neighbor was the same way. Couldn't go in the backyard for more than 2 minutes before being eaten alive.
 
2013-12-21 10:16:53 AM  
I dub this the whiny biatch thread.
 
2013-12-21 10:51:09 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: mike_d85: I live within a 3 miles of a swamp. Good.

THIS.

Mosquitos view me as a walking smorgasbord....


Me too and I don't live anywhere near a swamp. Must be the pale English skin.
 
2013-12-21 11:31:10 AM  
Lyme
 
2013-12-21 11:41:22 AM  
Some 4x4's, nails and rope will make for a nice fallow for hanging the culprits.

/not serious
//make them pay for neighborhoods cleanups costs
 
2013-12-21 11:53:28 AM  
What if there were a person breeding mosquitoes intentionally with the purpose of weeding out their ability to carry. . .nah, couldn't keep it up.

Rather than fine them, simply tie them naked in their front yard for four hours every day until they get with the program
 
2013-12-21 12:02:30 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-12-21 12:03:48 PM  

Mr. Breeze: SeedFreak: Good! The nasty nutjob who used to own the house next to me had a swimming pool but didn't use it. Didn't fill it in or add mosquito dunks, she wouldn't even toss in a dollar bag of feeder goldfish that would have done an awesome job of eating the mosquito larvae. Early one morning I was startled as a flock of wild ducks flew out of the pool where they had sheltered overnight. That was the last straw.

West Nile Virus was rampant here at the time, a block from my home the local health department had found WNV skeeters in their traps. I called the town officials and they were next door within a half-hour of my call. She was fined and instructed to add clorox to the pool immediately or they would double the fine every consecutive day. The next day, which was recycle pick-up day too, I saw about a half dozen bleach bottles in her recycle bin. Bleach is cheap compared to fines, after that every week there were bleach bottles in her recycle bins. I never saw ducks again. She was furious at me for turning her in but too bad too sad, she had a giant fouled swimming pool and a serious health hazard that effected everyone. The whole neighborhood would have been delighted if they threw her in the pokey. The town was very aggressive about WNV, Anything that held standing water had to be turned upside down, gas stations could no longer let old tires stack up for months on end but had to dispose of them weekly. Sometimes folks biatch about 'too much government' but are grateful when they have the muscle to force corrections that benefit everyone.

My previous neighbor was the same way. Couldn't go in the backyard for more than 2 minutes before being eaten alive.



2 other ways to deal with it are 1) used cooking oil, a thin sheet on the water prevents the larvae from breathing (they can't poke their snorkels or whatever through the oil) & 2) regular dish soap will break the surface tension so they sink & drown. Both have to be re-applied every few days but it's cheap, effective & biodegradeable.
 
2013-12-21 12:18:37 PM  

Fissile: I've had neighbors whose yard was overgrown, rain gutters clogged, etc.


But at least you don't have an HOA.
 
2013-12-21 12:33:38 PM  

Fissile: I've had neighbors whose yard was overgrown, rain gutters clogged, etc.  In the summer I couldn't go into my backyard without being set upon by a swarm of mosquitoes.  People with such little consideration should be horsewhipped.


I used to live in a neighborhood with a lot of poorly tended pools.  I couldn't agree more.
 
2013-12-21 12:43:13 PM  

DON.MAC: Many places have bans on rain water storage tanks and the key reason for those bans is that most are breeding grounds for mosquitoes after a few years.


Weird, you would think they have heard of screen material.  You know, the same stuff used to keep bugs from flying through open windows may keep them out of water tanks as well.
 
2013-12-21 01:05:48 PM  

Fissile: I've had neighbors whose yard was overgrown, rain gutters clogged, etc.  In the summer I couldn't go into my backyard without being set upon by a swarm of mosquitoes.  People with such little consideration should be horsewhipped.


Protip: weeds and rain gutters are not the primary vectors for mosquitoes. They need standing water.
 
2013-12-21 01:18:14 PM  
I am not surprised that a Muslim country doesn't like mosquitoes-

One woman tried to quit a mosque in Malaysia and was denied by a judge.

So no, they do NOT like mosque quitters over there...

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/may/31/religion.islam
 
2013-12-21 02:57:34 PM  

jackandwater: because most people (not all) who own them never train them to shut the fark up!


How do you train them to shut the fark up? Dogs bark. It is their nature.

/serious question
 
2013-12-21 03:16:00 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: I can't say that I blame them a bit. That genus of mosquitoes are vectors for diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever & West Nile fever.


And in a more general sense, mosquitoes do nothing beneficial for the world.  They are not an important part of any animal's food chain, nor do they provide any beneficial effects for any other life form beyond occasionally being eaten by them.  Even those things which do eat them have numerous other food sources, typically other insects which actually do something positive. Mosquitoes are a parasite, pure and simple. If every mosquito in the world was eliminated tomorrow the world would be a uniformly better place for it.

I hope to live to see the day when humanity makes mosquitoes extinct.
 
2013-12-21 03:25:11 PM  
also still demanding more of Annie's Boobs
 
2013-12-21 03:31:22 PM  

saturn badger: jackandwater: because most people (not all) who own them never train them to shut the fark up!

How do you train them to shut the fark up? Dogs bark. It is their nature.

/serious question


You don't. We had a bark collar (vibrating kind) on the Cocker Spaniel. It worked on him for about 2 weeks. In the long run, nothing stops a Cocker from barking, short of surgery.
 
2013-12-21 09:53:30 PM  

saturn badger: jackandwater: because most people (not all) who own them never train them to shut the fark up!

How do you train them to shut the fark up? Dogs bark. It is their nature.

/serious question


You can train them to stop barking but you can't train them to not start barking, well, maybe you could but I have never had success with it--instincts being what they are. We have a pretty wheat-colored dog named Emily Nina who is part dogo and sharpei. She is a fabulous watchdog, the slightest off sound and she barks several times--it's quite startling, it does get your attention. To get her to stop I take her out to the front deck where she stands defiantly sniffing the air. It takes only a half-minute of me telling Ems that she 'scared them off'', then she trots back inside and sits down on her couch with a harummmph. Our other dog Lucy Marie, who is more plain than pretty (think junkyard dog) is half rottweiler and she barks like thunder. It is so loud with so much depth that you can feel your shoulder blades vibrate if you're close enough when she barks. She shuts up quick enough when we ask, I don't have to take Luce her outside to show her that all is clear. Honestly, I don't give a hoot if they bark as it's not something they're doing all day long out of boredom of for seeking attention. They are great pets, awesome watchdogs, profoundly loyal and sweet as sugar with everyone they meet--but God help anyone who gives them reason to stop being civil, you'd think they came right out oh hell for you.
 
2013-12-21 11:56:26 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: I can't say that I blame them a bit. That genus of mosquitoes are vectors for diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever & West Nile fever.


this
 
2013-12-22 05:58:43 AM  

lack of warmth: DON.MAC: Many places have bans on rain water storage tanks and the key reason for those bans is that most are breeding grounds for mosquitoes after a few years.

Weird, you would think they have heard of screen material.  You know, the same stuff used to keep bugs from flying through open windows may keep them out of water tanks as well.


It tends to be fine when it is installed but birds will often damage it so it has to be repaired too often for most people to worry about.
 
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