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Has anyone used this citronella spray to combat mosquitos?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MemphisChickens, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. MemphisChickens

    MemphisChickens Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2011
    Memphis, TN
  2. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    Cintronella plants don't seem to work. I've tried those. You could install a bug zapper which does seem pretty darn effective. Or, make sure you have no standing water which brings out the buggers in the first place.
  3. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Some people have luck with Bounce sheets tied in trees. Other people swear by putting water and pennies in a zip lock baggie and hanging it in a tree.
    Haven't tried either one, I opted for fly predators.........no flies at all.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Be careful with citronella around chickens--chickens are very susceptible to respiratory distress from aromatics!
  5. BarredRock971

    BarredRock971 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    I second the bug zapper.
  6. finsfan7920

    finsfan7920 Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2011
    Quote:What r Fly predators??? [​IMG]
  7. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Western montana
    We are loaded with misqueto's
  8. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009

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