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Re:: Mosquitoes

Oh I use mosquito dunks in the big birdbaths and rain buckets, they do
help. Anything else that collects standing water gets emptied every day,
I'm quite diligent. Unfortuantely the neighbors are not which is where
the problem lies.

I must be listed as a five-star restaurant in the skeeter yellow pages.
ugh. my neighbors will be standing out back talking to me, I'm slapping
like crazy and they aren't touched. They always say, gee they're not
biting me. Well of course they aren't ($#@&%!) biting you - I'm standing
here!! Vultures.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: 12/7/2004 7:23:34 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: Re: [CHAT] Snow

You have water standing (non-birdbath stuff) they have mosquito dunks that
kill the larva. They claim they don't hurt wildlife... hum. Pond section of
your local store.

Ponds with fish will also produce less mosquito as long as the fish are
hungry, as they also eat the larva.... along with the dragonflies that come.

Purple martins (I think) have to eat their weight of mosquito's daily. You
have to maintain their house (if it gets dirty- they are out of there), has
to be high with a long approach flight to it. Sounds like more effort than I
will make, but once they live there, they will always come back, as long as
the house is clean.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 7:51 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Snow
> I don't know - we had our first hard freeze last week and still have
> mosquitoes.  Doesn't anything kill these monsters?
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Andrea H
> Sent: 12/6/2004 5:53:01 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Snow
> How annoying, it's supposed to be 80 degrees here tomorrow. I'm ready for
> cold truthfully. It will get rid of the gnats for a while.
> Andrea H
> Beaufort, SC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 3:51 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Snow
> > We are having our first good snowfall today (there was a dusting a
> couple
> of
> > weeks
> > ago that didn't really count).  Today was the day my garden club
> decorated
> the
> > house at Lasdon Park & Arboretum where we meet.  The house, which is not
> > really
> > open to the public, is part of the Westchester Parks Department, but is
> mainly
> > used for offices and meeting facilities.  It was a wealthy man's summer
> home,
> > built
> > in the 1930s in the style of George Washington's Mt. Vernon.  Every year
> we
> > decorate the main rooms before the annual "Friends of..." dinner and
> other
> > park
> > functions.  This year the tree in the main entrance hall is decorated
> with
> > nearly
> > 200 shiny metallic-paper origami birds made by one of our members. In
> addition
> > we have filled the spaces between branches with bits of white dried
> baby's
> > breath
> > which gives it a very delicate, airy appearance.  That, with the lights
> and a
> > few
> > crystalline snowflake ornaments, is all, but we think it really looks
> lovely.
> >  We
> > used origami birds in some of the other decorations throughout the rooms
> -
> the
> > two fireplace mantles, roping on the stairway, wreaths on doors, etc.
> The
> > snow
> > had begun to fall before we finished, and it really made a
> picture-post-card
> > scene.
> > We hurried through lunch (always bring a covered-dish lunch) and
> business
> > meeting so members could get home before the snow got bad, but I don't
> think
> > it is really going to amount to much.  Temperatures are  in the high
> 20s,
> so
> > I'm expecting this to be gone tomorrow.  I have been wrong before, but
> hey,
> > it's
> > really that time of year.
> > Auralie
> >
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