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Old 05-23-2013, 02:47 PM
Location: West Side!
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Don't know if anybody else is having issues this year with maoquitos and flies???? By far for some reason this year the skeeters are killin me! They sem to be living in moist soil and bite during the daytime as well as night! We are out here 2.5 years and the first 2 years there were narry a one!! None, nada, zip, zilch now this year they are making feel like I'm back in Jersey!!

Flies too.....had a minimal amount till this time last year. Had the bug guy out and he sprayed and the next day there were so many flies we could'nt enjoy the outdoors!!! Called the bug guy and basically accused him of attracting flies and they said they had fly traps at the price of $50.oo ea per month ....and he said I needed 4 of them. Well needkless to say I fired him and took matters into my own hands.

Had my bug guy spray heavy the other day, and I even hung a baggie 1/3 full of water on a hanger and that believe it or not kinda works. I was told it is an old Mexican thing...the flies don't like the baggie ...something to do with refraction, or reflection or something.......it works, greatly reduced flies.

Other than that anybody have any Ideas!! Oh and I pu dog poop daily!
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:02 PM
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What "moist ground" do you have in the immediate area? Mosquitos prefer standing water to moist soil; water surrounding a potted plant or in a forgotten container can be enough. Any green swimming pools in your neighborhood?
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:46 PM
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I agree we are seeing more mosquitos and flies than my previous couple years here. Not sure what we can do about the mosquitos but at least to handle the flies you can get one of these Bug-a-Salt guns: Amazon.com: Bug-a-salt: Patio, Lawn & Garden What can I say, since I got one it has been a great past time to get rid of them bugs!
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:54 PM
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as far as protecting your skin, a local tradition is to use Avon Skin-So-Soft on, at least, your legs.....there may be some little tiny chiggers in late summer that this will work for, too....
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:55 PM
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johnnyrotten, I am having the same problem and I'm on the east side = Chandler ! I live in a HOA with a very extensive greenbelt system and they water it constantly, so I know what you mean about "moist soil". There is no standing water throughout the day, but they over-water the grass at night. It's only May and the mosquitoes are already biting! We usually don't get the mosquitoes until after the monsoon starts.

I walk the dogs twice a day (early a.m. & p.m.) so I need bug repellent, but am extremely scent and chemical sensitive. I don't want to hijack your thread, but if anyone can give recommendations for what I can use as repellent? Off 'unscented' has DEET which makes me ill. Avon's Skin So Soft bug products are scented and ineffective for me. *sigh*
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:22 PM
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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The dry area from Casa Grande to Coolidge is a Mosquito Haven. Not just the little fellas but big nasty German brown that turn you over and chew on the other side. When I went to Central Arizona you couldn't concentrate in class because they drew blood by the pint. And they will drive a dog crazy.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:45 PM
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Still having mosquito issues?
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