What is up with the mosquitoes this summer!? Are they extra bad where you are? I spent a lot of time this weekend outside: cleaned out the garage, built a brick fire pit in the backyard, cut down weed trees (boxelders), and got rid of general weeds and vines that like to encroach into our yard. Even though I sprayed LIBERALLY with bug repellant, I right around 40 mosquito bites. I have 13 just on the back of my right shoulder!! I am trying SO hard not to itch so they will go away before we leave for vacation in a couple of weeks!!