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Old 05-31-2018, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SRQMynatt View Post
I don't currently have any mosquito here on the islands, but when I move back to Florida, I'm 100 percent buying an in-ground piped fogger or mister system. We spend thousands of $ on watering systems and deal with horrible misquitos. I figure you could lay pvc piping around your yards, incricle shrubs, and your patio add nozzels. Then spray a commercial fooger in one end twice a day, maybe even set it on a timer and run it Dawn and Dusk. I bet it knocks them down to nothing. Totally worth it because I have been to the point where you can't use your patio, grill something, or even work in the garage without getting eating alive.

What brand system are you using?
The equipment is Coastal Misting, 55 gallon container with the electrics on top, much like an irrigation system box. Not sure who installed it, but it wasn't crazy expensive.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:28 AM
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I am a beekeeper so I am very cautious how I treat for mosquitoes. I try and make sure I have no standing water any where and I toss dunks in my neighbors pool that sits half empty. I have another neighbor that likes to collect rainwater in open buckets too and I will also toss dunks in them as well. My aim has gotten really good....
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:30 PM
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The mosquitos have gotten really bad in the last 3 weeks. Heat and rain i guess. Sprayed Bifen once per week over the past 3 weeks and it’s slowly getting better. Also heard the county chopper sprayer fly over the house last night at dusk. You really have to stay on it or they will come right back.

The county chopper guy is a maniac and looks like he’s having a great time.
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by haneyrm View Post
The mosquitos have gotten really bad in the last 3 weeks. Heat and rain i guess. Sprayed Bifen once per week over the past 3 weeks and itís slowly getting better. Also heard the county chopper sprayer fly over the house last night at dusk. You really have to stay on it or they will come right back.

The county chopper guy is a maniac and looks like heís having a great time.

He is having fun. The two years I flew mosquito control helicopters was some of the most fun flying Iíve ever done and I flew in the Marines. I regularly flew 5-10 ft over power lines, trees, roads, houses, etc when I was spraying larvicide. The mission and the flying was rewarding.

I left because there was more opportunity in the Airlines for salary and lifestyle. Perhaps someday Iíll try and fly part time for a district.
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