Fort Eustis sampling

Last week, Molly Teague and I sampled random stilt grass and tick points at Fort Eustis. Fort Eustis turned out to be a swamp, and thus, there weren’t too many ticks. However, stilt grass was in abundance. The only problem was mosquitoes. They were literally everywhere, which brings me to my next point; use permethrin whenever doing field work. Permethrin is an insecticide that is effective against ticks, chiggers, and mosquitoes. I had no problems with these insects when I used it, but recently, I’ve been using Deet. This change has resulted in a noticeable increase in the number of mosquito bites I’ve gotten.