Bad news Steve, do you live near running water? Yes, I'm in the Mississippi River bottoms, about 1/4 mile off the river, and there's a creek running across the back side of this place. It's been a flood year [the river was held by the levee system, but every creek backed up and overflowed], and biting insects always seem to reach plague populations around here after a flood or wet spring. I've been cleaning the area of fallen limbs the owner has ignored for several years, and then mowing. In the process, I've had to pull a bunch of ticks off me; either 4 or 5 were deer ticks [I've lost count] and one developed a rash last week. I called the doctor as a precaution, although it had not developed the bullseye indicative of Lymmes Disease. He insisted I come in, and after looking at the bite, he decided I should go on antibiotics for two weeks. That was a good thing, because the halo appeared around it last night. [The night before I went to the doctor, I fell asleep reading under the lamp on my headboard, a bug flew inside my ear, created quite a problem for me, so I was glad to go have that taken care of. ] I was going to report the bullseye today, but the chicken catastrophy postponed that. My bug zapper burnt out last week, I don't think it kills many gnats and sure doesn't kill ticks, but the mosquitoes are starting to get bad also. Last year, if I ventured out on this property after dark, I would be covered in mosquito bites in a few minutes. The bug zapper put an almost complete end to that problem.