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SausageInTheCan
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April 6, 2015 5:35 pm  

The report was on ABC news this afternoon. Has anyone heard about this? Apparently the chemical used was banned from indoor use decades ago. That implies it was used in their rooms.

http://www.people.com/article/family-posion-st-john-resort-sirenusa


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TommySTX
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April 6, 2015 5:54 pm  

Here's a thread about it that's been ongoing.

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,241636


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SausageInTheCan
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April 6, 2015 6:17 pm  

Thanks Tommy. I did not read that thread. The news program is the first I heard of it.


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April 6, 2015 11:30 pm  

Its all over the news here in the states it was the main and first piece of news on local denver newscast last night. Really sad. Do they spray the streets at night i didnt think mosquitos were too terrible down there?


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April 6, 2015 11:36 pm  

They weren't treating for mosquitoes. Termites. With a product not labeled for that usage


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April 7, 2015 3:10 am  

Its all over the news here in the states it was the main and first piece of news on local denver newscast last night. Really sad. Do they spray the streets at night i didnt think mosquitos were too terrible down there?

HAHAHAHHAHAHAH!!! I see more mosquitos on the way to my bathroom than I did my month long stay in AFRICA.

About that PMV lol.


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SausageInTheCan
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April 7, 2015 10:31 am  

Mosquito s? Terrible? They're little terminators from the future. You have to cover yourself with DEET every day and some of them must be immune because I get bit while the OFF is still wet!


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April 7, 2015 10:59 am  

Daily News has been covering it for days:

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/criminal-probe-launched-in-family-poisoning-case-1.1857983


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April 7, 2015 11:18 am  

Your statement about mosquitoes in the VI is a bit off. Having lived here to 10+ years, mosquitoes rarely ever bother me. They only seem to go after the "fresh blood."


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April 7, 2015 11:32 am  

Please do not perpetuate the myth of fresh blood. Some people attract mosquitoes and some people don't. They bother me just as much now as when I first moved here, but other bugs seek me out, too. The bites don't affect me for too long, however.


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April 7, 2015 12:42 pm  

Fresh blood is absolutely a true thing. Even when I got back from africa I got bit like CRAZY. Now after being back a couple months they've mostly stopped again despite an actual spike in mozzys. There is something to this while I have no clue what it is I've seen it first hand every time I leave and come back so not sure why you say it's a myth.

Unfortunately our house is infested with mozzys - several dozens a day I kill - and we can't figure where they're coming from. Neighbors have no problems. I'm thinking cistern but this house doesn't have a way to bring up a bucket - to check for larva. Just a small place for checking levels. I won't bomb my house either. Tried those electric light traps from HD - did nothing.

It's all good were out in two months - grat landlord HORRIBLE rental. Lesson learned for next time for sure.


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April 7, 2015 12:51 pm  

Tried those electric light traps from HD - did nothing.

I swear by my Dynatrap - bought it via Amazon. Have it out on the deck and very rarely even see a mossie even though I live in a wet area surrounded by heavy bush. Before getting it I was swamped by them - but also the bats weren't here but after a year's absence they're back and they certainly help a lot. For anybody who's interested, it's easy enough to set up a small bat house on the side of the house or on a tree and once you attract them they gobble up thousands of mossies.


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April 7, 2015 3:08 pm  

I never had bats around my house before, but now they're swooping around my pool every night. I have nothing against bats, but they're crap all over the pool deck and side of the house.

I've put up some fishing line and that worked for a few days but now they fly between the lines.


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April 7, 2015 11:32 pm  

When one says "mossie" does that mean mosquito/ Mossie can also refer to a cape sparrow. Also, don't bats carry rabies?


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April 8, 2015 12:08 am  

Most bats do not carry rabies. Bats eat tons of insects every year, and their presence is a sign of a healthy ecosystem.

Here is some info about bats and how they generally do not carry rabies:

http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/bats/education/

http://batworld.org/rabies-info/


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April 8, 2015 12:21 am  

When one says "mossie" does that mean mosquito/ Mossie can also refer to a cape sparrow. Also, don't bats carry rabies?

We have no cape sparrows here so "mossies" are indeed mosquitoes.

The USVI is rabies-free.


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April 8, 2015 9:07 am  

Dr. Renata Platenberg at UVI can help if you would like to build or have a structure that houses bats on your property. I have lots of bats in my location and never see evidence of their poop. Very little mosquitos as well and I usually have all doors to decks and courtyard wide open so dogs can come and go, at will.


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April 8, 2015 10:22 am  

Renata is a reptile biologist and is passionate about our bats!8-)


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