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    Screwy My house is a breeding ground for ....

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    MOSQUITOS!


    WTF! I cant get rid of them!!! About a month ago i had like 20 of them biting us at night! They left for a while and now they're back! Theres no old water laying around anywhere

    Really whats a mosquitos life purpose??? What can i do to get rid of them?

    Shouldnt those fuckers be gone now since its freezing outside!?!?
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    A single female mosquito can lay 100 eggs in a tablespoon of water - and it doesn't take long for them to hatch, either. And they only need water to breed - not to live. We have a few ponds and lakes in town so teh mosquitos are horrible.

    We use soem stuff that's made from a Crysanthemum (the chemical pyrethrum) and they just don't like the smell of it and to some species it's toxic. A few spritzes in your house should kill or repell. It's not a body or clothing treatment- it's just an air-spray and a little goes a long way.

    Mosquitoes are attracted to perspiration, warmth, body odor, carbon dioxide, and light - and they hibernate during the winter. If they're inside your home and hatching then you might want to check your fridge and ac - two places that water can be found inside your home. They're warm, the water might be stagnant and the mosquitos might have found it.
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    The first freeze should wipe them out right? Well, not the ones in your house, but at least they won't keep coming in.

    I hope you get rid of them soon!
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    eww! I hate mosquitos, although I imagine that no one likes them. They really do have no purpose besides being a royal pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Sponge View Post
    A single female mosquito can lay 100 eggs in a tablespoon of water - and it doesn't take long for them to hatch, either. And they only need water to breed - not to live. We have a few ponds and lakes in town so teh mosquitos are horrible.

    We use soem stuff that's made from a Crysanthemum (the chemical pyrethrum) and they just don't like the smell of it and to some species it's toxic. A few spritzes in your house should kill or repell. It's not a body or clothing treatment- it's just an air-spray and a little goes a long way.

    Mosquitoes are attracted to perspiration, warmth, body odor, carbon dioxide, and light - and they hibernate during the winter. If they're inside your home and hatching then you might want to check your fridge and ac - two places that water can be found inside your home. They're warm, the water might be stagnant and the mosquitos might have found it.

    I dont have any lakes or ponds near my house....The fridge and AC i have to check. Thanks so much for the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuBBleHeadWifE03 View Post
    I dont have any lakes or ponds near my house....The fridge and AC i have to check. Thanks so much for the info
    I hope you can figure it out
    I don't know what you can do for ac/fridge water, though. Yet- at least for a fridge - if the water drains and catches in a evaporation-pan in the bottom you might be able to pour in some vinegar.
    But I'd ask a specialist about the possibility of having to treat your catch-drains in those appliances and see what they say.

    My sister lives in the city - no lakes and ponds - but they have a horrible mosquito problem outside and my only idea was that someone else in their neighborhood had a kid's pool they didn't empty or something like that - out of sight and unknown, but still a breeding ground. Sometimes there's nothing you can do.
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    ahhh!!! I hate them!!! You would think they would die when it gets cold!! Is there a lake or body of water around you somewhere?! Thats where they breed. I hate them!

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