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Old 09-13-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: NC
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Hate hate hate those mosquitos! They are out of control! I have noticed an outbreak of fireants as well! UGH!
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Thanks for posting this. I was just down this past weekend looking at houses for sale. I was in Belhaven, Oriental, and Merrit. They were so bad, my wife would not get out of the car. our legs were bleeding after looking for 5 minutes outside. The realtor said it was from Irene. My wife is not buying it. I have to bring her back down when they are gone to show her. We were down in the spring, and there was nothing. At least i can show her your post. Thanks again
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Are the mosquito's bad all over NC, or just selected areas?

Thank you
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Mt Pleasant, SC
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Marc,

We've been relatively mosquito free here in G'ville all summer up until after the hurricane went thru. I don't even remember complaining as far back as the last several summers. The only other time I remember them this bad was after Hurricane Floyd flooded the Tar.

So, no, normally this isn't "normal".
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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Looking for something else today and learned that mums specifically the African Daisy type is a natural mosquito repellent. So buy some to decorate and run off the mosquito at the same time. The oil from the daisy is squeezed out and sold as insecticide.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:14 AM
 
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There is another product made by St. Gabriel's labs that has clove and garlic oils which has worked pretty well for me in the Triangle area. Its called Mosquito Repellant....easy enough to remember.
I heard of it via transcripts of a radio talk show called Garden Guru.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:37 PM
 
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The phone number for Pitt Co Environmental Health is 902-3200 (press 5 for mosquito control) You have to leave your address and phone number on an answer machine.

But they will only come out and set a trap to see what kind of mosquitos you have. As far as doing anything about it, I don't know. Hopefully, if enough people call in maybe they'll spray the area. My kids (all of us) are getting eaten up with huge welps.

It seems basic prevention would be to automatically spray the area a week after a hurricane passes when they begin to hatch out. We would sure like to see our tax dollars spent on this.
A new "mosquito hotline" has been set up for Pitt County.

Pitt County Set Up Mosquito Hotline
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