It is goinjg to be one heck of a mesquito year

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by d'UCCLE boy, May 21, 2011.

  1. d'UCCLE boy

    d'UCCLE boy Out Of The Brooder

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    It is soooo wet, and the mesquito's are driving me CRAZY!!!. I really hope my rabbits and chickens can get through, without getting any diseases. WHat about you? Do you have a TON of mesquito's where you are at?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    We do, but not as many as in years past, due to the swallows that reside here.

    My FIL built swallow houses and put them up for us all around the house. They are increasing in number every year. This year there are at least 10 of them that dive around eating the mosquitos.

    [​IMG] They are so beautiful.
     
  3. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet, but I suspect we will soon. We luckily have a lot of barn swallows making nests on our house, garage and both barns. I'm really hoping they can keep up!!
     
  4. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    d'UCCLE boy :

    It is soooo wet, and the mesquito's are driving me CRAZY!!!. I really hope my rabbits and chickens can get through, without getting any diseases. WHat about you? Do you have a TON of mesquito's where you are at?

    It is so dry here, I don't see how we have any, but we do. I don't even know the last time it rained, things are drying up left and right. But still, mosquitoes. I imagine they are worse for you-time to stock up on the repellent spray for yourself anyway. Not sure what to recommend for your chickens. Sorry you are getting inundated with them.​
     
  5. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Was just thinking, you could put up bat houses to help with reducing numbers. They eat a lot of mosquitoes.
     
  6. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are just coming out here. Vaccination time.
     
  7. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    if there is a pond or place with lots of baby misquitos get some feeder goldfish at the petstore like the 25 cent ones or 12 cent ones. Works like a charm trust me im not lying
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yep..We're getting eaten alive already here too... Gah!! [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Horrible in NJ too. I was at a field trial in South Jersey on Wed. (rainy, cloudy day) and the mosquitoes were horrendous. [​IMG]
     

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