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aussie
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UNDER SIEGE!!

I've never seen anything like this....

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Topic starter Posted : July 1, 2013 11:44 pm
nadirfend
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My wife is coming down. They are just getting warmed up, in anticipation of her imminent arrival. 😉

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Posted : July 1, 2013 11:49 pm
Cruz
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I've never hear of that term before. I had to look it up to see what it meant.

Saw this online recently, try it out and let us know if it works. Haven't tried it myself yet.

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Posted : July 2, 2013 12:15 am
STXjill
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I'll try it, Cruz, I'm a skeeter feeding station ... Not fun!

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Posted : July 2, 2013 1:03 am
AandA2VI
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Man, they're bad at my place too! We sleep under a net and they are still managing to get in. Usually the bites don't itch for me too bad but this week I thought I might scratch my flesh off. Sheese!

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Posted : July 2, 2013 1:36 am
STXBob
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I blow-dry them to death. They cling to the outside window screen next to my desk, attracted to the CO2 in my breath. I crank the window closed, which traps them between the glass and screen, and then I blast them with the hair dryer through the screen from the inside. S'fun!

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Posted : July 2, 2013 2:22 am
Cruz
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I'll try it, Cruz, I'm a skeeter feeding station ... Not fun!

cool (tu)

they're so annoying when they're buzzing in your ear when you're trying to sleep

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Posted : July 2, 2013 2:33 am
AandA2VI
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Lol STXbob! There is some really sick satisfaction when I manage to miyagee one. >:-)

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Posted : July 2, 2013 3:12 am
OldTart
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I just bought a "Dynatrap" through Amazon and in just the first two days of operation it's caught a ton of mossies. Uses no attractants, chemicals, propane or pollultants, covers 1/2 acre, operates virtually soundlessly. One bulb lasts 3000 hours with replacements only $14 and I figured at 0.50 kWh it costs $60/year to run 24/7. Cost was $135 complete with sturdy hanging pole, free Priority shipping. I researched diligently and am really pleased so far!

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Posted : July 2, 2013 10:15 am
pilatesgal318
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Good to know, OldTart! I was looking at that on Amazon the other day. I believe I may have to invest in one myself for my porch!

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Posted : July 2, 2013 10:31 am
aussie
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I don't recommend the Dynatrap. Had one and it sucked. It catches lots of moths and whatnots but not that many skeeters. It's poorly made and the bulbs burn out fairly quickly. The fan is the only thing keeping whatever you've caught in the trap. With all the WAPA outages, it's just a catch and release system. Read the product reviews on Amazon and save yourself some money.

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Topic starter Posted : July 2, 2013 12:37 pm
OldTart
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Time will tell but I'm pleased so far. I read every single one of the 100+ reviews, good and bad, before making the decision but won't review on Amazon until I've had it for a while longer. At the restaurant I used the Mosquito Magnet which did a good job but the initial $$ outlay is BIG, a tank of propane a month adds up quickly and the "lure" is also very expensive. Great for commercial but a big expense for small residential. Not too concerned about WAPA outages as I do get them where I live now but they usually only last less than 10 minutes (touch wood)!

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Posted : July 2, 2013 12:52 pm
rosesisland
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Got " The jolt" and now rarely use any spray. I have one for every room I'm in! Works great! Saves me tons of money!

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Posted : July 2, 2013 1:10 pm
aussie
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I've heard that the Mosquito Magnet and Skeetervac work quite well. The best placement for them is on your neighbor's property.

Man, they are thick again today. A single swing of the Jolt is taking out a dozen of them. It sounds like the grand finale at a fireworks show. They best way I've found to keep them down inside the house is to spray the outside of the door frame with DEET. They were stacking up outside the screen and flooding in every time I opened the door. One caution, DEET will strip the paint off the door frame. Repainting is a small price to pay for sanity.

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Topic starter Posted : July 2, 2013 1:29 pm
STXBob
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We use Permethrin spray around our entry doors. It's friendlier on the hardware than DEET is.

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Posted : July 2, 2013 2:32 pm
Novanut
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Like the bottle idea but I'm really sold on the jolt. With so much practice I'm almost ready to enter the racket ball olympics. :}

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Posted : July 2, 2013 6:08 pm
Beeski
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We are using the indoor Stinger trap with success in the bedroom and living room.
$39.95 at Gallows Bay HW in the garden shop.

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Posted : July 2, 2013 8:28 pm
Alana33
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They really are not as bad in my location/northside - STT.
I have seen it much worse. One yr. (right after after Omar's deluge?) you could not step outside anywhere without practically inhaling the darned things. The were swarming everywhere you went.

I have one of those light things that attracts and zaps (zzzzzt!) them on the deck which I rarely use, keep plenty of citronella candles, the coils (just in case) mosquito spray and OFF as well as that very satisfying hand held zapper in stock, especially this time of yr/hurricane season. You can get citronella oil and hang cotton balls dipped in it, on thread with thumbtacks around doors and entrances.

I spray the bedroom and hallway and close the doors to the room when it gets very bad. I then have to keep all the sliders and other entrance doors closed when they are too much to endure. Not so right now and I always have the sliding doors to decks and french doors to courtyard open to allow the doggies the freedom to come and go on the decks and fenced in yard areas. It's especially fun to get ready to go out for dinner, spray some nice perfume on and then cover it all up with repellent.

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Posted : July 2, 2013 8:59 pm
loucypher
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It could be worse. Relatives told me there's an infestation of Tiger Mosquitos in New Joisey. Very agressive, big and hard to kill.

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Posted : July 2, 2013 9:48 pm
AandA2VI
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Oh I read all those attractant style traps are really ineffective and rarely target Mosquitos but more so the other bugs, many beneficial.

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Posted : July 2, 2013 11:42 pm
rotorhead
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Oh I read all those attractant style traps are really ineffective and rarely target Mosquitos but more so the other bugs, many beneficial.

Oh no! Bug bycatch.

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Posted : July 2, 2013 11:55 pm
AandA2VI
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rotorrrrr.... you be NICE! lol.

Not trying to be a bug preacher or anything, but if they're not effective and they kill the good bugs.... well IDK I wouldn't buy that.

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Posted : July 2, 2013 11:58 pm
LuckyGirl56
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Tried the 2 liter mosquito trap thingy. Made 2 of them for the bathrooms where the skeeters are the worse. After 2 weeks or so, not a single mosquito caught. Don't bother. Keep a can of Raid flying bud spray handy and a racket zapper. Fry the suckers!

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Posted : July 3, 2013 2:27 am
Cruz
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Tried the 2 liter mosquito trap thingy. Made 2 of them for the bathrooms where the skeeters are the worse. After 2 weeks or so, not a single mosquito caught. Don't bother. Keep a can of Raid flying bud spray handy and a racket zapper. Fry the suckers!

😮 that's a bummer. I'm gonna eventually try it myself one of these days.

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Posted : July 3, 2013 2:50 am
STXBob
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Tried the 2 liter mosquito trap thingy. Made 2 of them for the bathrooms where the skeeters are the worse. After 2 weeks or so, not a single mosquito caught. Don't bother. Keep a can of Raid flying bud spray handy and a racket zapper. Fry the suckers!

It's a breeding trap and it works better outdoors. It's designed to attract pregnant mosquitoes who want to lay eggs somewhere. We bought a set of four commercial breeding traps. We put one on each corner of the property. The two on the lower, more protected corners attracted eggs, the two higher, more exposed ones did not.

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Posted : July 3, 2013 2:56 am
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