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Categories: Viii Little Foes Of The Trailer

My first experience with wood-ticks, jiggers, and Jersey mosquitoes was

during the summer we spent at Bayville, near Toms River, N. J. In many

ways Bayville, with its sand, its pines, its beautiful wood roads, and

rare wild flowers, is an interesting and attractive place. The salty air

is fine when the thermometer is self-respecting and keeps the mercury

below 90 deg. in the shade, but the oak underbrush harbors wood-ticks, the

blackberry bushes cover you with jiggers, the woods are full of

deer-flies, and the vicious mosquito, whose name is Legion, is

everywhere where he is not barred out.