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    Help needed for mosquito control

    Does anyone know of anything that works or at least helps to control mosquitoes? I've never seen them this bad. We have tiger mosquitoes this year, too. The yard has been sprayed twice with Ortho Max. That didn't seem to phase them.

    We live in the country. The back yard is edged with woods and Squaw creek. There is a stand of old Oak trees and grassland to the south and a corn field to the north. There is standing water everywhere.

    They're killing us!



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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    thermacell


    You can't polish a turd.

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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    Quote Originally Posted by htownclone View Post
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    agreed.

    Nothing better!!!


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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    It sounds like you live right smack dab in the middle of mosquito breeding central.


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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    I bought a good bug zapper. Nothing works better than killing them.



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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    i used to leave my bug zapper on at night for a week straight before i started having my hookah nights in my backyard, illinois is flooded with mosquitos but i never gotten bitten and saw a pile of dead mosquitos on the floor.

    so yeah, get a bug zapper



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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    Thanks everyone! It's nice to know what really works. We are housebreaking our new puppy so we're in and out a lot.



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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    Consume a small amount of sulfur every week. Mosquitoes won't touch you.


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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    Anybody had good luck with a bat house for keeping them under control?



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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    Napalm?



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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    Have you looked at a Mosquito vacuum. I have heard good things about them but never have tried one. They have one on sale at Menards for $50 this week, but my store was out of them already this morning. They use LP to generate CO2 to draw the pests in and then suck them into a container with a fan.



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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

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    Napalm?
    While very effective, this tends to have negative results on the property value.



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    Re: Help needed for mosquito control

    Cutter Backyard™ Bug Control Concentrate Ready-to-Spray hook on to hose and spray everytning, trees, bushes, grass, etc. Says it last 3 weeks. I am surrounded by trees and gullies living up on the bluff of the Platte River. It took me 4 bottles to do my entire yard and sprayed all the tree and bushes in the gullies, about 600' of edge along the gullies.



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    Cutter works well, but only lasts for a couple weeks.



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