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Old 10-14-2016, 11:32 AM
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So the wife and I are negotiating on a home that's canal front, and visiting it in the evening, holy cow the mosquitoes! How do you control them for those that live water front? I've lived in the woods growing up and they were bad, but this was a whole new level.
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Avon skin-so-soft helps.

Does the property have a "birdcage" (giant screened in patio)?
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Bifen = death to the devils. I have a place on the TX coast. They are scarry bad down there. I use bifen (+surfactant) to make it livable.

https://www.amazon.com/Generic-talst...words=bifen+it
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Are you sure they are mosquitoes and not blind-midges? Both look similar to the untrained.

Midges come from canals. Mosquitoes do not.
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Just surround the property in fire and keep it going.
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or no see-ums?
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Bifen XS or this....

http://www.coastalmosquito.com/index...raying-systems

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Are we talking saltwater or freshwater canals?
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They have treatments for them here that work fairly well.
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Large box fan, screen, bottle of alcohol will keep them down a little
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Bifen XTS every other week. It's the only thing I've found that makes any difference. Still get a few but nothing like compared to no treatment.
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Been there, done that. Thanks to Freedbaby, problem solved. http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...o-control.html
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Originally Posted by rkatz View Post
Been there, done that. Thanks to Freedbaby, problem solved. http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...o-control.html
This Freedbaby made a believer out of me.
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I have been using the bifen but it hasn't been as successful as I hoped. It does kill everything but mosquitoes come back after about a week. I just spray once a week now and that seems to be doing the job.
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Freedbaby rules. I am a believer in Bifen.
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Eat LOTS of garlic
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How is the bifin applied ??
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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post
How is the bifin applied ??
Check the link I posted above to the prior thread. Lots of info on application.
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I use a 1 gallon sprayer for the Bifen XS.
3/4 ounce for 1 gallon of water. The XS is for outdoor use and has a strong odor when first applied but goes away once dried.
You can purchase from Amazon.


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How is the bifin applied ??

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