Monday, November 13, 2006


You've heard of mpg, psq, rpm and so on. Now in southeast Louisiana, there is another abbreviated ratio: mpm, meaning "mosquitoes per minute." It seems that three weeks ago, when a new batch of salt marsh mosquitoes hatched, a person on the Kenner levee could expect 20-25 "mosquito landings per minute" on his  or her skin. After three weeks of aggressive spraying, by land and by air, the rate is down to just 5 or 6 mpm.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is too much!! How do you guys manage? Does it get cool at all in Louisiana, and if so, do the mosquitoes still come around during the cooler season?