We had a really late night, and the only remedy was for a later wake up but that plan was thwarted by the door bell ringing and the dog barking.
I threw on some clothes and went to answer the door, then I took off my t-shirt, put it on the right way round and opened the door to find two uniformed gentlemen telling me they were from the NEA and that they were doing a mosquito spot check and sorry to wake me up.
I said my mosquitoes are doing well, thank you, how come no one called beforehand this is so inconvenient and disruptive?
This is a spot check sir, we don’t call beforehand, this will only take five minutes, so sorry.
So they came into the house, and with their expert vision, scanned the living room, kitchen and laundry and told me, “it looks ok, thank you”.
They didn’t give me any stickers or certificates that say my mosquitoes passed the test, so I suppose it’s like random breath testing – if you have mozzies, you fail and don’t deserve to live kinda thing so this intrusion is totally justified.
So I don’t know when the next mosquito spot check will be, and we’re all on our toes here – us and the mozzies.