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Old 06-21-2012, 07:12 PM
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:05 PM
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Impatiens and St Augustine are the two plant combinations I can guarantee you will deal with mosquitos.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:34 PM
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To avoid biting critters, you do exactly what's needed to avoid a lengthy IRS audit; eat plenty of garlic.
maybe that is why they dont mite me

and here i thought the west nile thing was gone. crap
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:38 PM
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:15 PM
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The mosquitos nest in the moistest areas they can find. Impatiens and St Augustine at least in Dallas TX gets lots of water and tends to be the most moist areas of the landscape. If it's in the shade it's a double whammy. When the county investigator came out to my house to interview me due to the hospital being required to report west nile patients she walked up to my front door passing by a lawn of St Aug, huge masses of impatiens, humongous elephant ears, and giant azalea bushes and told me your yard is beautiful but it's also the best harbor for mosquitos on this entire block. Mosquitos just need a moist environment. Eliminating standing water does not eliminate mosquitos.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:30 PM
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That make's total sense to me, thank's.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:15 PM
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The mosquito's nest in the moistest areas they can find. Impatiens and St Augustine at least in Dallas TX gets lots of water and tends to be the most moist areas of the landscape. If it's in the shade it's a double whammy. When the county investigator came out to my house to interview me due to the hospital being required to report west nile patients she walked up to my front door passing by a lawn of St Aug, huge masses of impatiens, humongous elephant ears, and giant azalea bushes and told me your yard is beautiful but it's also the best harbor for mosquitos on this entire block. Mosquito's just need a moist environment. Eliminating standing water does not eliminate mosquito's.
I would say this is also a great argument for not watering the turf daily.

There are some discussions about mosquito traps. Damp moist areas used as breeding grounds that dry out every 24 to 36 hours
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:28 PM
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maybe that is why they dont mite me

and here i thought the west nile thing was gone. crap
It will never go away Ralph.

I didn't worry much about it when it came into the states and I have a weakened immune system.

Now I don't worry about it at all, I am sure I was infected the first year and fortunately fought it off.

I would worry just as much about putting all sorts of chemicals on your skin that don't belong there.
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