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    One of our long time members has suggested that there are only two seasons in Nicaragua,,

    Lodo and Polvo
    You are either choking in a haze of dust, or up to your ankles in mud.

    I'd like to suggest that there is at least one other season,

    Moscas.

    Like the biblical locusts, the flies have descended on Nicaragua. They seemed to have been brought on by the initial heavy but brief rains, and the subsequent heat that followed.

    The rains were welcome. There was an eternal dust haze over Estelí that was knocked down by the sudden drenching that flooded the streets and washed some of the garbage away.



    There has been the odd sprinkle, but little serious on going rain. Oddly, and I've been walking around Estelí in the evenings,, there are no mosquitos.

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    Come to my house, we have zancudos arriba el culo.
    But, mosca season has been rough this year. You gotta figure, 6-7 months of shit (cow shit, dog shit, horse shit, shit shit) all of a sudden gets rained on. Instant mosca paradise!

    Bad year for hormigas, tambien.

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    Bad year for hormigas, tambien.


    Yeah, I've been fighting them with cipermetrina. I've been mixing it with water and soap, think I'll try diesel.

    Spray the mound, stomp it down with my foot, and light it.
    Probably won't work but it will be fun

    "Die, you little bastards"

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    But rarely a zancudo here, I think too cool at night.

    Lately we've had clouds of tiny flying insects, literally clouds like a school of fish. They dont bite but get into your ears and nose.

    I fog inside the house, and more frequently outside.
    House is bug free, but outside,, it's more reduce the numbers. You can kill them all for a couple of hours, but inevitably more drift in with the breeze

    I use that propane fogger from Black Flag.

    Nothing really bites, we get some no seeums from time to time. Fogger knocks them down
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Bad year for hormigas, tambien.


    Yeah, I've been fighting them with cipermetrina. I've been mixing it with water and soap, think I'll try diesel.

    Spray the mound, stomp it down with my foot, and light it.
    Probably won't work but it will be fun

    "Die, you little bastards"
    I had those little bitey ones. Either they inject venom when they bite, or else I'm allergic to them--or more likely it's both. I killed my fair share of them when I was on your farm.
    Soy el chele mono.

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    my hormiga plan. put 5ml/1 teaspoon of insecticide in a bucket of water, pour down nest. Never fails but you have to find the nest first.

    Sure fire plan for finding nest--go work in the yard and when you feel them biting their way up your leg you have found it.

    sayules hover around the dogs, so i sprinkle them with flea powder frequently and it seems to keep it down to a dull roar. They seem to bite me only, so maybe they are evolved for sangre exotica and ignore local talent.

    I will be glad when mango season ends--fruit flies all over the place, daily cleanup. No tradition of canning things, and with the creensias I have no desire to introduce Dangerous Foreign Methods.

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    Pretty buggy where I live. Last year with all the rain the mosquitoes were so bad you couldn't go in the backyard. Bought this a few weeks ago and its doing good so far. https://dynatrap.com/products/ UV light and supposedly some type of paint that gives of CO2. You can also buy mosquito bait but so far no need. Filled up pretty quick first week and has been slow but steady since.

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    But, when you come down to it

    What's a 3rd World Country without flies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    And it could be worse:
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    So, we have spring, summer and winter covered.

    Mosca, Lodo, xxxxx, Polvo.
    We're just missing autumn.

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    Default Re: Lodo, Polvo y Moscas

    flooding,which is different than lodo

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    Part of my specific problem,, I believe, is my chickens have diarrhea. For the flies,, that's like frosting on a chocolate cake.
    I think something was introduced by three turkeys I bought.

    I'm treating it with tetracycline, and it seems to be working. Getting 50 chickens (one duck and three turkeys to swallow a pill every day is cutting into my nap time).

    Seriously,, I put the antibiotic into their drinking water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post
    ...my chickens have diarrhea. For the flies, that's like frosting on a chocolate cake.
    This is the most disturbing simile that I've heard in a long time.
    Soy el chele mono.

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    Default Re: Lodo, Polvo y Moscas

    My dogs get runny when family members give them too much greasy leftovers, X 5. I'm trying to real in the situation as I am the resident pooper scooper.

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    Flies have diminished.
    We send back to those hardwood wood shavings that are a byproduct of the cigar box manufacture.
    The flies don't like them, nor do they compost well, even with the chicken shit, and they give the soil an acidic reaction.

    But, happy chickens and much reduced fly population is a big winner.

    Pali also has that sticky fly paper, flies alight and never leave. My attempt to build fly traps out of big gaseosa bottles failed.

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