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Re: mosquitos in water barrels


One option is to cap them. My home-rigged barrel came capped (a 50 gallon
peroxide barrel), and I run some properly sized PVC tubing out the top and
over the side onto some old bricks I've placed under the overflow spout.
This makes it hard for but the most clever of  mosquitos to figure it out.
It looks something like this (not to scale, of course):

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Placing  some sort of screen over the mouth of where the water goes in the
barrel will help cut down on the leaves and guck that gets into them and
makes them smell like pond water. :)


----- Original Message -----
From: John Verin <jverin@pennhort.org>
To: listserv cg <community_garden@mallorn.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 2:39 PM
Subject: [cg] mosquitos in water barrels

> Hello Fellow Gardeners!
> We are looking for ways to control mosquitos in water barrels, with a
> preference for organic/non-toxic ways.
> I have heard of putting vegetable oil on the surface of the water. Has
> anyone tried this? What's a recommended volume of oil?
> Also, I know bleach is an option, but don't know how much should be added
> per gallon of water. Do you?
> Any other ideas?
> Many thanks, and Happy Gardening!
> John E. Verin
> City Wide Coordinator - Philadelphia Green
> The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
> 100 North 20th Street, 5th floor
> Philadelphia, PA  19103-1495
> Phone: 215-988-8885; Fax 215-988-8810
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