Mosquitoes are no strangers to Africans. There is even an African legend tracing the reason mosquitoes buzz in people’s ears to a pesky mosquito who once told a fib that ruined the entire food chain until he was discovered. His guilty conscience led him to forever confess to everyone he met….hence the pesky buzzing. I, personally, have had quite a few run-ins with these guys since I first got here and have many war wounds to prove it. However, I had my doubts about the effectiveness of mosquito nets until I woke up one morning to discover two of those little guys that had died while obviously trying in vain to get through the net for their dinner. Whew! I also noticed a hole in my net, which I quickly patched up with…..you guessed it…..DUCK TAPE! I also got a mosquito zapper, which basically looks like a tennis racket that has electric currents flowing through the netting when you turn it on. Whack one of those little guys with this handy tool, and “ZAP!” they’re toast. Quite satisfying. The count so far is Heather: 2, Mosquitoes 14. Don’t worry, I’ll get the hang of it soon.