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Old 06-16-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: NC
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Misting systems are expensive both upon initial installation and maintenance. The LPG and LNG systems are not very effective according to many reviewers. I don't want to keep getting eaten alive out by my new pool, and they seem to like my 1.5 year old daughter and wife also.

Will it really help noticeably if I put up a bat house?
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I haven't looked it up recently but we were discouraged because they have to be put up so darn high-like right under the eaves of your home. But those who have several bat houses swear it works. My neighbor is paying big bucks to get rid of bats in her attic. Don't know if a bat house would encourage or discourage them from getting in an attic.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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I hired mosquito squad because I was fed up. Works for me. There is a $25 off coupon on their website: Mosquito Control of Raleigh - Cary
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Bats seem like a wonderul, eco, organic alternative to sprays. Are there other alternatives? What about putting a bat house up on a stick or something? I need something for our garden. Eleven bits tonight in less than an hour. I'm living on Benadryl this summer!
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:45 AM
 
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I hired mosquito squad because I was fed up. Works for me. There is a $25 off coupon on their website: Mosquito Control of Raleigh - Cary
How much did it run? We've been thinking about having our yard treated. We can't even go into our backyard because of the mosqiutos. Our side yard is a mosquito haven, heavily shaded and wooded.

I'm worried that hanging a bat house remotely close to the house would be an invitation for them to come into my attic.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:46 AM
 
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As long as the bats that nest in the house you put up stay within your yard, and the mosquitos in your neighbor's yard stay there and don't come into yours, you should notice a drop in mostiqitos.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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"...Will installing a bat house really help curb my mosquito problem? ..." short answer is NO...sorry
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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"...Will installing a bat house really help curb my mosquito problem? ..." short answer is NO...sorry
Definitely agree.

Bats hunt at night when mosquitoes are at ground level in the grass. Mosquitoes are not very nutritious or sustaining fare and are not really coveted by avian or mammalian predators.

If you manage to get bats in your bat houses rather than sparrows, that's cool and it will be fun to watch them catching the moths attracted to your outdoor floodlights but it isn't going to do much for your mosquito problem.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Wichita,Kansas
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I just read a bat conservation site that states that a single bat can eat hundreds of..
Mosquitoes a day.The site discusses Bat houses,they look pretty easy to make as well.
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Old 06-17-2010, 07:51 AM
 
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Misting systems are expensive both upon initial installation and maintenance. The LPG and LNG systems are not very effective according to many reviewers. I don't want to keep getting eaten alive out by my new pool, and they seem to like my 1.5 year old daughter and wife also.

Will it really help noticeably if I put up a bat house?
You should figure out why you have the skeeters in the first place. Get rid of any stagnant or standing water (bottle caps - old tires) where they breed, etc.
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