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Old 05-11-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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Someone in my neighborhood reported that friend of his who contracted West Nile and suffered permanent damage from the illness has had a special anti-mosquito system added to his irrigation system...
supposedly it puts Cedarcide into the water when the sprinklers run ==and that is supposed to be a deterrent which helps keep mosquitos away from the property

I have used the granules and spray before but don't know that it is really that effective--
especially since mosquitos can come from half a mile or more from your property...

anyone know anything about this system or have any reliable data about Cedarcide's effectiveness--
and something more reliable than the company's sales info...

This could be another bad year for West Nile...
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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My sprinklers run from the municipal water supply, so I have no idea how you'd put an additive into the water.

Your best solution is to eliminate any standing water since that is where mosquitoes breed.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:23 AM
 
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of course your sprinkers are hooked up to city water--so are mine
but people have water softener systems added to the water system for their house before it goes into their plumbing system...
I am sure this is something that either is in the garage or unit maybe even underground that has a cedarcide container for liquid or a table that works like chlorine in your pool--
adds a little bit during the course of a sprinkler run...

Cedarcide itself wears off when I apply it--either in granules or spray--so I guess the idea is that applying it 2-3 times a week when you water keeps the mosquitos away better than doing it yourself every week or so...
the question is
does it really WORK--
considering how pervasive mosquitos can be in some locations--even if YOU have taken up every bit of standing wanter on your property--and the cost--
it might be something to consider...
but if it doesn't work--then the money is wasted...period...
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