Do mosquitoes love me or hate me? On the one hand, they can’t stay away from me. On the other hand, they’re harassing me. On the one hand, they think I’m delicious. On the other hand, they make me miserable. Either way, I think I won by moving out of the swamp that is Hampton Roads. High ground = very few mosquitoes. Unfortunately, very few does NOT equal zero, and every once in a while, I still get attacked. I had a bite on my left shin that was taking forEVER to stop itching and go away. I finally got a day or two of relief, but then I lost my head and went outside in the early evening to sit on the deck and read for a couple of minutes while the dogs played in the yard. Silly me. By the time I found my head again it was too late.