Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 05-07-2001, 09:12 AM
Catcher Catcher is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 166
Just wondering if you guys had any input on effective mosquito-control.
I'm trying to rid myself of the little critters which turn evil in the humid summer nights in Michigan. I'm sitting on ~ 3acres, mostly lawn, surrounded by woods and brush with a swamp close by. Ideal breeding grounds, right?
The best I've found after years of experimenting with all sorts of chemicals/ applicators was an Ortho product called Malathion. That stuff is awesome, stays active until it gets rained on, drawback being the foul-egg odor it emits while being active.
Anyone have any experience in this area?
If it ain't broke you aren't trying hard enough
Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2001, 12:34 AM
awm awm is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: stanfield nc
Posts: 3,354
wont kill the bugs but avon skin so soft will make them leave your family alone.
aw marks
Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2001, 12:39 AM
smalltime smalltime is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 38
When I first moved into my house, I found that the attic in the back part of it was infested with bats. I was none to pleased with that so I decided to do something about it. The first thing I did was search the internet for a way to rid them from my home. What I found was quite interesting.

To make a long story short, the bats are no longer in my home. The bats are now in my barn. I do not mind because mosquitos are now few and far between. A single bat can eat something like 600 mosquitos an hour. Of course, there is other information that says bats will not be enough. I beg to differ. I do not have a mosquito problem anymore.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Grand View Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 AM.

Page generated in 0.06254 seconds with 8 queries