mosquitoes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by joanna, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. joanna

    joanna Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to have a get-together at my house over july 4th...my question is is there safe method of ridding my yard of these nasty mosquito pests? if i didn't have chickens, i'd use a yard fogger, but i'm questioning the safety of the chemicals with regards to the chickens.

    any thoughts?
     
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    An electric bug zapper.
     
  3. joanna

    joanna Out Of The Brooder

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    do the zappers work on mosquitos? I guess they would work on flies and such...kinda forgot about those.

    thanks for reminding me.
     
  4. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    off has a new power pad lamp that is supposed to ward off 15 x15 never tried it tho..
     
  5. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    When we sit around the gold fish pond in the evening, the mosquitos are bad. That is until we turn on our bug zapper. It doesn't get them all, but it sure thins them out.
     
  6. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    Arkansas
    Hi,
    I've heard lots of different solutions or remedies to mosquitoes.

    1 hang downy dryer sheets above your doors, rub the whole exterior of your door with them.
    2 plant or place pots of marigolds around your picnic area...I have tried this, it seemed to help.
    3 Put a fan blowing on your area where sitting
    4 Used red bulbs for outdoor lighting instead of the white or yellow.

    Again...??? These I have heard, I do know we don't have mosquitoes on a really windy day.
    Now I've heard this for a coupla years, and two weeks ago decided to try it, it does really help....
    This is for flies...fill a ziplock back half full of water, and nail above the exterior of your door, letting the water filled part hang down...they won't fly under it...I know I was having a serious problem with the flies...and it has cut down on them...and that is the only thing I've done differently...so I'm thinking it's working...they say to lay ziplock bags of water on your outdoor table area...same thing...haven't had a chance to try it yet..
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I use so many things it is just not funny - I posted on the "FLY" thread.

    A good one is the Dynatrap - it has to run 24/7 and I add Lure for mosquito's....
     
  8. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put up bat houses -- bats eat like 600 mosquitos an hour.
     
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  9. joanna

    joanna Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:what's a Dynatrap?
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ

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