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Old 02-03-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Hello! We will be moving to Fort worth and I'm just wondering how bad mosquitos are there in the summer? We have lived most of our life in AZ and CA but moved to Tulsa OK for hubby's job a couple years ago and wow these mosquitos make the summer miserable! no more relaxing evenings on summer nights unless we want to wear DEET every evening! :-) What's the situation in Fort Worth? I'm hoping there are less mosquitos!
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, TX. (next to Corpus Christi)
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Mosquitoes are bad anywhere in the entire eastern half of Texas. I used to live in Wichita Falls, and the mosquitoes are particularly bad after a rainfall. Now that I am down in the far southern part of the state, we have mosquitoes at all times of the year, although less prevelant in the winter. Just be sure to invest in some OFF spray, or a bug zapper.

Mosquitoes won't be your only foe! Don't forget about all the Rolly Polly's, crickets (MASSIVE amounts of those!), outside roaches, wasps, etc, etc, and ETC! But, if there is a dry spell, they seem to let up quite a bit.


Ian
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Irvine, CA
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Best natural defense against skeeters is bats. Build more bat-friendly lodgings (bridges, bat-houses), and the skeeter population will go down. Maybe some of the other insect pests will diminish, also.
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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in the DFW area there is lot of variety in locations and mosquitos
I don't think we have them as bad as areas like Houston or along the coast
but there are times when they are bad--partly that could be because of local conditions like people who allow standing water in their yards so mosquitos breed there
some due to weather conditions--like rainy, cool summers tend to make more mosquitos than hot, dry ones--
that being said -- enough mosquitos can breed in clogged rain gutters to make an entire neighborhood miserable...
they can breed under/in heavy vegetation beds like Asian jasmine that is very popular in the DFW area
you can do all in your power to make sure you don't encourage mosquitos but their flying area can cover a mile or more--so you can see that you control only small portion of mosquito prevention in your yard
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