This year the number of mosquitoes have increased and boy are they attacking you with a vengeance! Ever since I moved to Kacheripaddy from Thrikkakara, I’ve been affected by two things – it’s hotter here and there’s a whole lot of mosquitoes.
Thrikkakara was relatively mosquito free and a much cooler place to live in. Not so over here. I’ve had to use mosquito repellent many months in Kacheripaddy. But this year it’s worse. The attack of the tiny vampires are really bad. All across the places you can hear the ‘zap, zing’ as people swat at the mosquitoes with the electric bats that have sprung up all over the city. They resemble old tennis rackets and you swing them like you’re playing a forehand or a backhand in a tennis court.
When the wires of the bat hit the mosquito (provided ofcourse that you switch the button on) there’s a little bolt of current being passed and the mosquito is killed! Pretty neat device eh? You can even improve your strokes as you go on killing them little buggers. Over the weekend nights, I must have killed atleast 100 mosquitoes! There’s than many. Wish the city would clean up the garbage & the drainage system so we can reduce this pest.