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Old 02-11-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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In the past few weeks I am getting pesky mosquitoes in the house and I was wondering if someone has suggestions how to keep them away. I do not want to use pesticides. There must be some plant that I can place by the entranceways that will keep them away.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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Indoors? That's a problem. Especially this time of year.
When we lived off of Gatlin Blvd, down there, I don't remember mosquitoes being a problem indoors.
May want to check for water somewhere, like behind your washer, or something.

There is always the famous Avon "Skin so soft"
It works pretty well at masking your scent. We used to use it while fishing.
The problem with it was that when it is hot and humid, once you get a good sweat up, it can't mask your scent all that well.

I saw something on Facebook, a while back about a homemade skeeter trap made with a 2 liter beverage bottle and yeast, but I didn't save it. If you can find out how that works, it might be useful.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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Keep the doors closed.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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Lars,

Thank you. We have swales- ditches in this area and they hold water many days after rain plus there are numerous open drainage ditches that are most times holding stagnant water. Plus there are the settlement ponds around for holding excess rainwater- some are quite large.

I may be pessimistic but I doubt if the civil servants in charge are focusing on the issue. I know there are many more pressing problems but a friend of mine got west nile virus from a mosquito bite and almost died, he suffers from permanent brain damage.

I wil contact the city but do not expect much help. I have no standing water, either in the yard or my rain gutters.
Fogging my property with a repellant may help but my feeling the area is so vast it is up to the city fathers to use airplanes to fight the problem.
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