The rainy season may at last be getting under way here in Cancun, and with it will come more of those tiny, black, relatively slow flying mosquitoes that bite mainly the lower legs and feet, most often at dusk and dawn. With these I can't say, as I have for years, that I'm safe from mosquitoes whenever my wife is seated at the same table, because these seem to have no male/female preference! As it turns out, these types are especially attracted to the odor of feet. (I guess I better break out the foot powder!) The odor that attracts them is produced by the same bacterium, Brevibacterium linens, that is used to make Limburger Cheese. Whatever the science of it, and whatever type of mosquitoes these little ones are, I hate them and love to kill them when they land in their first attempts to make off with their precious cargo. They are slow flying, so you can't really say it's good sport, but killing one means it's no longer free to bite; nor is it free to go and reproduce more of it's annoying, and potentially dangerous, offspring. Cancun has a reasonably good mosquito/mosquito borne, disease suppression program in place, and those of you who are up in the middle of the night, or are easily awakened, may see or hear the trucks going by, spraying for mosquitoes as we sleep- getting this unfortunate, but necessary, job done while avoiding exposing the population to excessive amounts of insecticide. This is one area where the city has done, and continues to do, a pretty effective job; while managing, at the same time, to avoid the bad publicity that results from even one tourist returning home only to become ill, having contracted malaria, dengue, or West Nile Encephalitis during his visit. Thank you, Cancun!