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Friday, May 15, 2009

Update to "Remember that time when..."

If you haven't yet read my previous post, you'll want to start there.

A) For those of you who are in my neighborhood and have been asking, I was at the park in Sugar Plum (the one right off 3100). I think it might be called Fox Tail or something like that.

B) I posted after I thought our saga was done, and I tried to be brave and enjoy the sunshine with my kids in our backyard. We were sitting on a blanket in the sun when I noticed Alex itching his head again. I called him over, and sure enough, there were about 4 bugs in his hair. We called all the kids in and found 2-5 in each of their hair. So yeah, they seem to be in my backyard, too.

What am I doing about it, you may be wondering? Well, we did TONS of internet research and the best answer we've come up with so far is that they might be "no-see-ums" or a black biting gnat. If so, they happen to have chosen our area for breeding, which totally sucks but usually only lasts 3 weeks. I caught one of the bugs in a container, and I'm calling an exterminator today to see if they have ever heard of anything like this and to see if I can pinpoint what I'm dealing with, and how to keep my kids from getting bites in their hair.

Sorry to those of you who live in my area who I've probably freaked out. I wish I had more info for you, but until I do, you might want to just keep an eye on your kids' hair. And stay away from Fox Tail park and my backyard.

Hopefully I'll have more info later today.


Steph said...

You truely have me itching! Keep the info coming as you get it!! Thanks Andrea!

Steph said...

Okay..your kids are going to love it! We took Noah when he was 18 months old and he loved it!! You will have fun!
Call me anytime! Noah would love to Play with Adam! Ben and I were actually just talking about that the other night! Just let me know when you guys are around!

Kris said...

I guess we won't be coming over tomorrow to set up our tent trailer. We don't want to deal with that with everything else going on right now. Sorry and good luck finding a solution!

Evette Mendisabal said...

Thanks for the info Andrea ... My sister-in-law lives over that way. I'm going to let her know to keep an eye out.

BRANDY said...

I HATE no see-ums! They are super bad when you are on the desert! They bite like crazy!