While very effective, this tends to have negative results on the property value.
just means he will have the greenest grass in the county next spring.
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Does anyone know of anything that works or at least helps to control mosquitoes? I've never seen them this bad. We have tiger mosquitoes this year, too. The yard has been sprayed twice with Ortho Max. That didn't seem to phase them.
We live in the country. The back yard is edged with woods and Squaw creek. There is a stand of old Oak trees and grassland to the south and a corn field to the north. There is standing water everywhere.
It won some award for low-cost solutions. I'm not sure it actually keeps mosquitoes off of you but it may feel good to kill a thousand or more. If you have kids, they probably hate mosquitoes too, and this would be a cool experiment before school starts.
Another low cost solution, if you have Hostas or Daylillies is hydrated lime. Those plants love a little (and I mean "little" dusting on the ground underneath them) and will grow better while deterring mosquitoes. I did this in years past but haven't done it this year because the wacky Winter made my hostas explode this year but learning that the lime will also help get rid of mosquitoes has got me back into that routine.
Of course any standing water should be eliminated, or met with a capful of bleach (like my neighbor's old tires leaning against his garage).
And... as other people will probably start suggesting mosquito repellants, may I suggest:
For actually keeping them off you, you can't go wrong with a ThermaCell.. I use them fishing throughout the summer and early deer hunting and they work great. When I first saw commercials and heard about them I thought they were a complete gimmick but I am a firm believer now.. Bug zappers a little ways off the porch usually seem to be a pretty good option too
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