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Old 05-29-2018, 07:31 AM
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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.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:36 AM
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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
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:48 AM
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:01 AM
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Get rid of dark furniture. They won't hide on light colored surfaces.
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We have a mess of purple martin's and bats that seem to be controlling them this year.
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Dyna trap google it. I'm dreading how bad they are going to be in fl this year
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:12 AM
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Bat houses get you bats. Bats get mosquitoes.

Make sure no standing water anywhere either. That's the easy prevention.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:41 AM
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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.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:50 AM
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Around here we have planes and trucks the control the little blood suckers.
but bifin around doorways and shrubs does help
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:54 AM
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I spray my whole yard with bifen (think it’s talpar brand) and another mixed in that I can’t 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.
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I use a mosquito magnet, works great.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:53 AM
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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.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:29 AM
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Bifen, bifen, bifen.....I use it it year round and it kills, everything including mosquitoes.
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Originally Posted by Commocean View Post
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
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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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