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Old 08-01-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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to help get rid of them?

My daughter and her friend sprayed deep woods off on (we needed it for a trip we had gone on) and they still attacked through.

Seems there is not much else to do, unless anyone has a better idea.

Thanks in advance
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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Being girls I would assume they might been wearing perfumes or hair spray and this attracts mosquitoes.

Take B1 or garlic supplement.

If barbequing throw sage or rosemary on the coals

Or attract bats.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Being girls I would assume they might been wearing perfumes or hair spray and this attracts mosquitoes.

Take B1 or garlic supplement.

If barbequing throw sage or rosemary on the coals

Or attract bats.
no they were practicing volleyball and they like the CO2 I know that, no perfume even in our house, no hair spray on either girl. Today my son was eaten alive.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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All the aforementioned options, plus look into a Mosquito Magnet. I bought one 4 months ago, and not only are there almost no mosquitoes in my backyard, but my neighbor has reclaimed their backyard as well.

I see bats most evenings as well, but they weren't doing the job well enough to let me or my neighbors sit outside at night without it becoming a mosquito prevention event. I've read that bats often don't take to bathouses quickly, so that may not be a short term solution.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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Dragonflies eat a whole lot more mosquito than bats.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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No, but Alfred helped me build the bat cave....

Wow, I had no idea that bats were used to get rid of skeeters. They don't bother me too much as they don't cotton to my blood type so they go after my wife instead.

Using bats to get rid of mosquitoes seems to me to be a choice between West Nile or rabies.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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No, but Alfred helped me build the bat cave....

Wow, I had no idea that bats were used to get rid of skeeters. They don't bother me too much as they don't cotton to my blood type so they go after my wife instead.

Using bats to get rid of mosquitoes seems to me to be a choice between West Nile or rabies.
Bats can eat their body weight in mosquitoes daily. They generally don't come out until dusk or later, so they don't cross paths with people very often. And they have no interest in people. So that's why they are useful for mosquito control.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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Bats can eat their body weight in mosquitoes daily. They generally don't come out until dusk or later, so they don't cross paths with people very often. And they have no interest in people. So that's why they are useful for mosquito control.
Land's sake, one can learn something new every day.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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Bats are great for mosquito control. At my old house it was fun to watch them, this time of year. We had little brown bats, for the most part. Around this time of year mom & dad would bring the babies out to practice flying & hunting. My backyard & an adjoining yard were just right for having mosquitos & moths (another delicacy) & they'd fly & tumble around in the air. One night a hoary bat went zooming through the group.

They're around here, but not as used to people. (Wish I could say the same for the groundhog out back.)
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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Bats are great for mosquito control. At my old house it was fun to watch them, this time of year. We had little brown bats, for the most part. Around this time of year mom & dad would bring the babies out to practice flying & hunting. My backyard & an adjoining yard were just right for having mosquitos & moths (another delicacy) & they'd fly & tumble around in the air. One night a hoary bat went zooming through the group.

They're around here, but not as used to people. (Wish I could say the same for the groundhog out back.)
When I was a yute, my parents used to tell us to go play the radio in the yard becuase it would screw up the bats sonar and they would fly around like crazy. I think they were just trying to get us out of the house. Anyway, that's about the extent of my knowledge of bats except for what guano is.
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