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Too many Mosquetos!!!!Help

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lilmsholiday, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. lilmsholiday

    lilmsholiday New Egg

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    This year has been a real bad one for mosquetos. They are so bad in the cope. I can barely go in there to feed the chickens. I read they like to eat them, but there are so many...any suggestions. I heard lemon juice with water gets some of them but not enough. Please help me.......I feel so bad for them.
     
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I've read that a sprayer bottle with Listerine and water sprayed in the coop will keep them away.
     
  3. lilmsholiday

    lilmsholiday New Egg

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    Do I spray it on the walls or in the air....Thank you for your help.
     
  4. piecemaker

    piecemaker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Centerville Texas
    spray the walls and the wire I use it in the garage and spray around the door & windows that seems to keep them out
     
  5. keeperofthechickens

    keeperofthechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I read that too on listerene. I guess it does not work though
    http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/dishsoap.asp

    Best bet for the chickens is too make sure they have some dust to bathe in, that is what they do naturally.

    The skeeters are bad at my place too. I just wear long sleeves and pants and use some DEET spray.
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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  7. lilmsholiday

    lilmsholiday New Egg

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    Thank you all so much. Going out to try it now!
     

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