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Looking for good Mosquito - control

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Catcher, May 7, 2001.

  1. Catcher

    Catcher LawnSite Member
    Messages: 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?
  2. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    wont kill the bugs but avon skin so soft will make them leave your family alone.
  3. smalltime

    smalltime LawnSite Member
    Messages: 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.


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