This mosquito is good at hiding


J

john hamilton

A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly at
night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some immovable
cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
 
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harry

A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly at
night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some immovable
cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
It's probably bed bugs.
the female mosquito only bites the once.
 
I

Ian B

john said:
A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly
at night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some
immovable cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
Have you seen it? There may be something else biting you; fleas or bed bugs
are likely culprits.


IAn
 
T

tony sayer

john hamilton said:
A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly at
night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some immovable
cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
Olde fashioned flypaper's, do they still exist?...
 
A

Aardvark

A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly at
night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some
immovable cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
Have you tried waving a wad of money? Offering it sexual favours in your
most 'come hither' voice?
 
D

Desk Rabbit

A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly at
night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some immovable
cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
Sounds more like fleas and/or bed bugs
 
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john hamilton

Desk Rabbit said:
Sounds more like fleas and/or bed bugs.
we get just the one or possibly two bites between us, per night. The are
very itchy and swell into a red blob. The remain itchy for two or three
days. That seems just like a mosquito bite to me. Would fleas or bed bugs
not tend to bite with a lot more smaller bites?
 
B

Buffalo

john said:
A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly
at night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some
immovable cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
Try one of those bug bombs that they sell. Some just need water added and
then you set them down and vacate the premises for the required time
(usually stated on the package). This will also take care of many other
pests also.
Buffalo
 
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Meat Plow

A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly at
night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some
immovable cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
Raid insect spray during the day, no biting insect at night.
 
D

Dave Liquorice

Would fleas or bed bugs not tend to bite with a lot more smaller bites?
Your desciption sounds like a mozzie bite. I believe a bed bug bite
is a pair of red marks and they tend to be multiple bites forming a
track. Flea bits are just single red mark that can be itchy.

Whats wrong with a quick squirt of domestic fly killer?
 
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Ian B

john said:
we get just the one or possibly two bites between us, per night. The
are very itchy and swell into a red blob. The remain itchy for two or
three days. That seems just like a mosquito bite to me. Would fleas
or bed bugs not tend to bite with a lot more smaller bites?
When I had bed bugs (Many years ago, dodgy accomo), I'd get a couple of
bites that made red lumps. BBs are easy to spot tho, as they're quite big.
Mine were hiding in a mob behind the headboard.

Anyway, according to wikipedia, it can't be a mosquito biting you every
night, unless there are several. They take a blood meal, then wait around
digesting it for a couple or more days, then lay their eggs, then take one
more bite and repeat.


Ian
 
W

Wallace

Buffalo said:
Try one of those bug bombs that they sell. Some just need water added and
then you set them down and vacate the premises for the required time
(usually stated on the package). This will also take care of many other
pests also.
Buffalo
bug zapper. turn it on at night, with other lights off.
 
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Phil L

john said:
A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly
at night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some
immovable cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
There's a spray available from most places - shops, supermarkets and even
garages sell it, it's called 'fly spray', apparently it kills flies, but
only when you spray it in the room they are in.


HTH
 
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Billy

john hamilton said:
A mosquito has been in our bedroom for about a week, biting regularly at
night; when we are fast asleep, in the early hours. We have some immovable
cupboards etc, that are ideal for it to hide behind.

Is there any way to entice it out, so we can deal with it?
You have a chance if you have light colored walls and ceiling, which
make them more visible when they land. But if your room is wood paneled
or darkly painted, you'll never find them. Fly paper near your head is
probably the best choice.
--
- Billy
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/7/2/maude
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/6/28/naomi_klein_the_real_crime_scene
 

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