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Wed May 18, 2016, 01:34 PM

Do you spray your yard for mosquitoes?

It's all the talk in the hood about who and what to use to spray for mosquitoes. I am not an outside person this time of the year and, in general, the mosquitoes don't bother me. We have some woods next to the house which makes me think it would just be pointless to spray. We keep some bug spray so that my husband can work outside in the yard but that's it.

I have heard conflicting thoughts on what else gets killed by the mosquito spray. But long ago in a land far away I do remember the trucks coming around from time to time to spray the neighborhood. I don't think I'll ever forget the smell.

Do you spray?

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Reply Do you spray your yard for mosquitoes? (Original post)
Phentex May 2016 OP
virtualobserver May 2016 #1
Phentex May 2016 #3
virtualobserver May 2016 #8
Phentex May 2016 #9
CompanyFirstSergeant May 2016 #2
Phentex May 2016 #4
CompanyFirstSergeant May 2016 #7
leftofcool May 2016 #5
Phentex May 2016 #6
leftofcool May 2016 #10
japple May 2016 #11
JayhawkSD May 2016 #12

Response to Phentex (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:37 PM

1. I use mosquito traps.....they are more effective than I would ever have imagined

 

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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #1)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:42 PM

3. What kind?

From Lowes/Home Depot or something?

Seems like a good idea.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #3)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:51 PM

8. This is the model that I bought

 

http://www.amazon.com/Dynatrap-Ultralight-Insect-Mosquito-Trap/dp/B00I4R1SA2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1463593395&sr=8-3&keywords=mosquito+trap

Home Depot sells it, but not in stores.

This model is for a small area.....they have much larger models.



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Response to virtualobserver (Reply #8)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:53 PM

9. Thank you!

I will make this suggestion to my neighbors.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:41 PM

2. Encourage bats.....

 

.....there are bat houses you can buy, they eat mosquitoes.

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Response to CompanyFirstSergeant (Reply #2)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:43 PM

4. I have seen bats...

I don't think we have a problem. Just wondering why so many of my neighbors are paying companies to treat their yards.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #4)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:48 PM

7. Very bad idea.

 

Poisons do not discriminate. By using poison, we are killing our biosphere.

After that, only the strongest, nastiest stull will survive.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:43 PM

5. No! Bad for us and bad for the dog.

We live in the woods and we just spray ourselves when needed.

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #5)

Wed May 18, 2016, 01:44 PM

6. worst I've ever seen...

was camping. Nearly eaten alive!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #6)

Wed May 18, 2016, 02:17 PM

10. Use a citris/citrine candle and a good campfire will help

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Wed May 18, 2016, 05:21 PM

11. No!! Any pesticide is designed to KILL, whether it be bird, bug, bat, or other

pollinator. None of those chemicals are harmless. They cause problems for humans and other sentient creatures. Please don't spray, and encourage others not to.

I, too, remember the DDT trucks. We used to chase after them on our bicycles. I can't help but think that the problems I've had with asthma, eczema, and allergies all these years were partly caused by DDT.

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Response to Phentex (Original post)

Thu May 19, 2016, 10:39 AM

12. Do not spray YARDS for mosquitos.

 

Spray standing water to kill the larvae. If you don't have any standing water, do nothing.

Spraying the woods or yards does nothing but pollute. It does almost no short term good, as it kills very few mosquitoes, and does no long term good whatever.

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