A friend who lives in Spokane Valley has a theory.
He sincerely believes that Spokane Valley mosquitoes are relatively benign while Spokane mosquitoes are vicious little suckers.
He will point to a nasty welt on his arm to buttress has claim. "Spokane mosquito," he'll say.
In his mind, that settles it.
Of course, I feel quite certain he is nuts about this. But he is unmoved by such skepticism.
I would ask how it is that insects in one city are bad news while those in the neighboring community are model citizens by comparison. But I fear I know the answer.
"I don't know. They just are."