This summer, you can easily and cheaply test your readiness for country life by starting your own mosquito farm.
First, create a hospitable home for your livestock. A shallow kiddy pool, unused tire swing, or empty plant saucer will work fine. Make sure it’s constantly supplied with stagnant water.
Loud buzzing will tell you when your efforts have paid off. Now comes the fun – feeding time!
Expose the flesh on your arms and legs, then stand still. Like sheep to the shepherd, your mosquitoes instinctively flock to their master.
As you discover how fun and easy it is to raise these fascinating insects, you’ll probably want to branch into specialty areas, such as selective breeding, training, and showing your mosquitoes.
Or maybe you’ll get tired of the whole enterprise, in which case you can simply buy a backyard fogger and gas the little buggers to death.