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Old 04-19-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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are the mosquitoes extra bad or is it just my back yard?
we've removed all plants, no standing water(never was any), gutters cleaned, screens closed, fans on, etc and I'm about to go buy marigolds and other repellant plants but this is INSANE!

ideas?
Thanks!
I actually wondered if the lizards and frogs are at a low due to the colder winter.
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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are the mosquitoes extra bad or is it just my back yard?
we've removed all plants, no standing water(never was any), gutters cleaned, screens closed, fans on, etc and I'm about to go buy marigolds and other repellant plants but this is INSANE!

ideas?
Thanks!
I actually wondered if the lizards and frogs are at a low due to the colder winter.
The had a somewhat wetter winter than normal and now with the warmer temps the eggs are hatching like crazy.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I found it! stink'n mosquitoes! I was so vigilant in making sure there was no standing water but I neglected the bottom of our wicker chairs which have plastic on the bottom. They must have gotten wet and were the perfect small amount of water for breeding. We sprayed and hopefully they will go away.
I also bought mosquitoe dunks for our pond. if this doesn't work I'm moving to alaska
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
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Good call! I never would have thought to look there.

I was wondering, because mosquitoes around our house have been virtually nonexistent--- so far. I don't expect that trend to hold.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I found it! stink'n mosquitoes! I was so vigilant in making sure there was no standing water but I neglected the bottom of our wicker chairs which have plastic on the bottom. They must have gotten wet and were the perfect small amount of water for breeding. We sprayed and hopefully they will go away.
I also bought mosquitoe dunks for our pond. if this doesn't work I'm moving to alaska

Hahah, if you are moving to Alaska to get away from mosquitoes you are moving to the wrong place. Sure, they aren't around during our long, dark cold winters. But they are out in full force and HUGE in the summers. Than again, it depends where you live in Alaska.

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Hahah, if you are moving to Alaska to get away from mosquitoes you are moving to the wrong place. Sure, they aren't around during our long, dark cold winters. But they are out in full force and HUGE in the summers. Than again, it depends where you live in Alaska.

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well, then Alaska is out! sounds like Florida right now. lol is there a mosquito-less state(j/k)
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:17 AM
 
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"...is there a mosquito-less state"

Yep, but you have to contend with deer flies, horse flies, biting gnats, and a litnany of other pests. Oh well, pass the Skin So Soft?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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well, then Alaska is out! sounds like Florida right now. lol is there a mosquito-less state(j/k)
I've heard the breeze on some of the smaller islands in Hawaii keeps them at bay.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I've heard the breeze on some of the smaller islands in Hawaii keeps them at bay.
Hawaii here I come!
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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well, then Alaska is out! sounds like Florida right now. lol is there a mosquito-less state(j/k)
Yes -- go to a higher altitude. I don't remember seeing any mosquitoes when I was in Colorado.
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