Butterbean is so happy to help!
So after the pool went in, we noticed the
twirps thrips were back! UGGHH! So we sprayed. And sprayed. And sprayed some more. They had covered the outside of the pool.
So we did a little internet research and come to find out they are attracted to blue (check). The outside of the pool is blue.
They are attracted to white and yellow (check, check). So that's why they are all over the back door and Butterbean's float.
They are attracted to humans (check). That's why they land all over us and bite us.
They live in moist environments. (check) Great. Is it too much to ask to get our back yard to stop flooding!
They like to breed in mulch. (check) If we had known this, we would have not put down new mulch in the backyard three days ago.
We are still battling the Thrips. However, I do believe that the various chemicals dispersed throughout the yard have done damage on their dwelling. We are hoping they all experience a quick death, very very soon.
If anyone has any advice on how to get rid of these awful little creatures, please help!!!!