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Old 07-09-2007, 07:21 PM
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Anyone have success with any of the outdoor mosquito repellents on the market?

I keep trying to get them blood suckers at the source but when dusk rolls around they still infest my back patio.

I need a great repellent at any cost!



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Old 07-09-2007, 07:29 PM
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Raid Yard Guard?
Works for me.
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Where are they coming from? Have you eliminated all breeding sites, or are they breeding in natural areas?
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:55 PM
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Cutter makes a Mosquito control that you attach to the water hose and spray down your lawn and any shrubs. Works great. Get it at Home Depot.
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theres a product my neighbor turned me onto that you put in a dial-a-spray and saturate your property and it gets rid of every mosquito for about 45 days. Its a commercial product but in my neck of the wood the feed store will sell to anyone. I can't remember the name of it but i will be at the coast at the beach house where its at next week and I will get the name for you. The one thing he did say is that if you have kids you want to be a little more careful and make sure its dry before anyone walks on it. I actually just spray the property line and under the house and such and it works great.
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Old 07-09-2007, 11:19 PM
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http://www.mosquitomagnet.com/

My girlfriend's father uses about 4 of these on the plantation where they live. I've never seen anything like it......can't believe how great they work. And no, I'm not a salesman nor do I have any affilliation with the brand. They are just that freakin awesome!
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:30 AM
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The mosquito magnet would be the way to go. Now way i'm spraying all those chemicals around my yard. Just because they sell it doesn't mean that crap is safe.
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I heard just the other day that they "find" us by tracking the CO 2 that we exhale. If that is truly the case then one of the propane fired "attractors" should be very effective......
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The "Best of the Best" is a Screen Enclosure, the 20 x 35 over our pool keeps the dang things out...
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:34 AM
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Thanks all.

I've heard mixed reviews on the C02 machines. Many people claim they don't work at all. Perhaps they are using them incorrectly. They are expensive too. I wonder if I could pick up one cheap from those claiming they don't work?

Pug - We have a problem with and inch of water remaining in our gutters several days after heavy rains. Going to see about putting another downspout or 2 in. I know this is a breeding ground for them.

Also, most of our backyard is lined with tropical trees and plants which hold water in their limbs etc. Might try the spray back there where it's well out of the way.

TB Hawks - Screen In??? I would never put a filter on paradise.
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Old 07-10-2007, 07:44 AM
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If they are No Seeums, there is no remedy. Their is a coil of sorts made to burn slowly, like incense, but not scented, that repels (mosquitos, they detest smoke) them in a small area. I think it is from raid?
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country - 7/9/2007 7:55 PM

Cutter makes a Mosquito control that you attach to the water hose and spray down your lawn and any shrubs. Works great. Get it at Home Depot.
Ditto. I use this and it really does work.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:35 AM
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its a pain, but putting a few drops of just about any kind of oil on standing water will stop the larvae from developing. 3-in-1, WD-40 etc. Might be a temp solution (no pun intended) till you get the gutters re-adjusted.

The CO2 traps do work, but placement is critical, and it changes with the wind direction.

Living in the land of no-seeums...I have found that they really like to hide out in low shrubs, and places close to the ground. Windless corners. They dont seem to like to cross large open spaces. If you have low shrubs near your patio, etc. concentrate spraying the lower branches and ground area.
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I just bought a mosiquito magnet, so I will let you know how it goes. It says it takes 4-6 weeks to disrupt their breeding cycle. I did start catching them right away, though.

Painfully, I did find them on craigs list at half price for different reasons after I purchased the new one at full price.

The mosquito magnet does catch no see-ums and mosquitoes. They also have a different attractant for people living in the southeast that may get asian mosqitoes(?)

Let me know if you have any questions... (they are actually made here in RI)
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Thermacell. I use them down in the everglades regularly. They work best when the air is still. But they work great.
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Hi-Yield Indoor/Outdoor Broad Use Insecticide (liquid concentrate)

We had a Pig Pickin' Saturday. Normally mosquito's will eat you alive at my place. We have a creek in the back yard where they apparently breed.

I sprayed this stuff all around the foundation of the house and out about 50 feet all around the house and all under the deck.

Not 1 single mosquito sighted since. Great stuff.
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Hi-Yield Indoor/Outdoor Broad Use Insecticide (liquid concentrate)

We had a Pig Pickin' Saturday. Normally mosquito's will eat you alive at my place. We have a creek in the back yard where they apparently breed.

I sprayed this stuff all around the foundation of the house and out about 50 feet all around the house and all under the deck.

Not 1 single mosquito sighted since. Great stuff.
Where did you buy it ?

Thanks !
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citronella torches, and believe it or not, try potted basil plants. no joke.
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HOTSPOT - 7/10/2007 10:24 AM

Hi-Yield Indoor/Outdoor Broad Use Insecticide (liquid concentrate)

We had a Pig Pickin' Saturday. Normally mosquito's will eat you alive at my place. We have a creek in the back yard where they apparently breed.

I sprayed this stuff all around the foundation of the house and out about 50 feet all around the house and all under the deck.

Not 1 single mosquito sighted since. Great stuff.
Where did you buy it ?

Thanks !
Got it at a Stanley's Lawn and Garden.
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I am not advocating a complete saturation with a sprayed chemical but it can be used safely. My parents bought one of the mosquito magnets and returned it a week later. They don't work very well.
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