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Re: mosquitos
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: mosquitos
  • From: Theresa G <tchessie@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 May 2010 08:49:28 -0700

Well, the source of the problem is rain and damp ground and shady areas with
minimal air circulation.  No standing water.  I found the repellant granules
I was looking for at Gardeners supply.  No clue if they work or not, but
I'll find out when I try them I guess.
Theresa

On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 5:00 AM, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> IMHO you need to find the sourse problem.  There has to be standing water
> somewhere.  Look at your plants, do you have drain trays that are staying
> even
> somewhat full?  How about bird baths, how old is the water in them. 2-3
> days
> will be enough to hatch a brood....even spots in the lawn  or a gravel
> walkway
> where water can collect.
>
> Spray yourself down and go for a walk around your property.
>
> Donna
>
>
>
> --- On Sun, 5/2/10, Theresa G <tchessie@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> From: Theresa G <tchessie@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] mosquitos
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sunday, May 2, 2010, 12:39 AM
>
>
> I read somewhere about granules you can sprinkler in your yard, but now
> can't find the link and have no idea if it would really even work....
> Anybody hear about this.  It is different then the BT for use in ponds,
> etc.
> Theresa
>
> On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 1:56 PM, <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
>
> > In a message dated 5/1/2010 4:01:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > zemuly@comcast.net writes:
> >
> > Auralie, are shad flies the same as the
> > black flies in Vermont and New Hampshire?  They are the worst!
> > zem
> >
> > Probably.  They come in the spring when the shad runs in the Hudson.
> > They are small black flies that swarm in clouds, get in your eyes, nose
> > and mouth, and are generally horrid.  Fortunately they don't last too
> long.
> > But about the time they leave, we have deer flies which really sting.
> > Add to that deer ticks which give you Lyme Disease.  Why do I love
> > this place so much?  More reasons than I can count.
> > Auralie
> >
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