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04keywest1720 05-29-2018 07:31 AM

Help with mosquito control.
My back patio area has always been a little bad with mosquito's. They would tend to congregate under the bar near the fridge. On a bad day there would maybe 10-15 round and will go away after a bit when you would go out. This past week had gotten really bad. There is past 2 days there are probably 100 out there. Its to the point of not even being able to go outside.

There is nothing new or different from the past in regards to anything holding water. I know it has rained quite a bit recently but really no different than any other summer. What is a good way to get rid of these things? I had the dog out and they were swarming all around her.

Happy Dayz 05-29-2018 07:36 AM

i have heard you can spray Listerine around your area outside and will repel the little F'ers ...but I have not tried yet...

my go to is covering in Cutter Skinsations.. doesnt make me feel hot... i get eaten alive, they dont like the Admiral...too spicey

freedbaby 05-29-2018 07:48 AM

somethingfishy 05-29-2018 08:01 AM

Get rid of dark furniture. They won't hide on light colored surfaces.

back at it 05-29-2018 08:07 AM

We have a mess of purple martin's and bats that seem to be controlling them this year.

WPBTH 05-29-2018 08:10 AM

Dyna trap google it. I'm dreading how bad they are going to be in fl this year

glvilm 05-29-2018 08:12 AM

Bat houses get you bats. Bats get mosquitoes.

Make sure no standing water anywhere either. That's the easy prevention.

04keywest1720 05-29-2018 08:41 AM

I forgot about trying Bifen. I may still even have some. I suppose I'll have to weight until the rain is gone though.

I do have dark patio cushions. I'll get them out for now as there was a big swarm of them around them.

I'm not exaggerating about the amount either. Ive never seen them like this in my 12 years here. It appears worse now than yesterday.

99yam40 05-29-2018 08:50 AM

Around here we have planes and trucks the control the little blood suckers.
but bifin around doorways and shrubs does help

KIMDer 05-29-2018 08:54 AM

I spray my whole yard with bifen (think itís talpar brand) and another mixed in that I canít remember. For ticks and mosquitos. It only works so well if your just doing the small patio, need to expand that.

I bought a stihl sparyer a couple years ago after I got tired of paying the guy $100 ever 3 weeks to do it.

lasik1 05-29-2018 10:48 AM

I use a mosquito magnet, works great.

Commocean 05-29-2018 10:53 AM

I tried just about everything, including a Dynatrap, and nothing has worked beyond mediocre. The Dynatrap trapped hundreds of little moths, but we'd still get slayed by mosquito's.

Scubacouple2 05-29-2018 11:18 AM


coores14 05-29-2018 11:29 AM

If they hide under the bar, my guess is that they're Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus. Are they also kind of wary? stay down low around your legs and ankles rather than aggressively biting you wherever?

if so, then those are container breeding mosquitoes. That means you or a very close neighbor have something holding water. Buckets, old pool, plant trivets, bird baths, clogged gutters, kids toys, vases, jars, boats, tires, and on and on.

Search high and low for anything holding water and get rid of it.
To immediately kill the ones hiding under the bar, something as simple as Yard Guard works just fine. But you need to find the source.

dspencer 05-29-2018 11:34 AM

I have seen a little discussion on a new product. Spartan Mosquito Eradicator.
2 for 20 dollars and you just hang it up. Supposed to cover an acre for 90 days. It takes 3 or 4 days before you notice it working. So far I believe 3/4 or the respondents said they have seen far fewer mosquito's since putting it up. The other opinion is that it does not work.

Personally I use a propane powered fogger and it seems to work real good for a couple of weeks at a time. I imagine that if it were used by all my neighbors it would work longer.
You have to wait till there is no wind for it to work right.

04keywest1720 05-29-2018 03:42 PM

Thanks I'll look into those. Typically yes they do stay around the ankles. The ones here now are swarming all over the place. But most bites still on the legs.

38P6 05-29-2018 03:48 PM

Bifen, bifen, bifen.....I use it it year round and it kills, everything including mosquitoes.

rkatz 05-29-2018 08:01 PM

Originally Posted by freedbaby (Post 11464437)

I still worship at the altar of Freedbaby for turning me on to the miracle that is Bifen!

WPBTH 05-29-2018 08:22 PM

Originally Posted by Commocean (Post 11465096)
I tried just about everything, including a Dynatrap, and nothing has worked beyond mediocre. The Dynatrap trapped hundreds of little moths, but we'd still get slayed by mosquito's.

key to dyna trap is to buy the attractant

Lone Ono 05-29-2018 11:14 PM

Grow Lemon Grass as an ornamental grass in hedges or pots for 24/7 deterrent. You can also crush it and rub the juice on your skin as a repellent. It’s in many commercial repellents. Chop some and spread it around if you’re having an outdoor gathering.

It’s not 100% the end, done. It is cheap and fairly effective though. Good in soup and stir-fry too!

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