This December was unusually cold in Korea, but I will gladly trade inescapable mosquitoes for cold. When I got back to Taiwan, the weather was cool, and I definitely noticed fewer mosquitoes. In the last two nights, that has changed. Meaning, it has returned to how it was before. My apartment has a lot of windows, with screens. I have worked to seal them from outside bugs, yet almost every night, at least one mosquito gets through.
The bed in my room is hard enough that I could reasonably erect my tent on top of it and just sleep behind screen at night. That seems a little extreme, but I’m absolutely to wit’s end waking up from a mosquito buzzing in the ear, or waking up later in the night with multiple bites on my hands and face. I would simply seek and kill them upon getting up, but they hide and don’t return until I’ve nestled into bed and am just about to pass.
Good sleep is essential to life, and this is significantly reducing the quality of life here. If there are no better options, tomorrow night I’ll be sleeping in my tent … in my apartment. Any alternatives???