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#7853904 - 06/28/13 02:34 AM Mosquito repellent???
Chumleyhunts Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 504
Since moving to my new place, I have found that the back edge of my yard (Near a drainage/run-off creek from the rail tracks behind me) is LOADED with the little biting bass-turds. Any way to kill, repel them in mass? My dogs are constantly scratching, I'm assuming they are getting eaten alive when they are out and about.

#7853930 - 06/28/13 03:42 AM Re: Mosquito repellent??? [Re: Chumleyhunts]
maddog Offline
Campfire Tracker

Registered: 02/25/04
Posts: 5389
Loc: Indiana
Get a sprayer and try malathion, or Sevin. You'll probably have to spray multiple times. They used to make a product called Sevin XLR which would last through about 4" of rainfall, before re spray. Don't know if they still make it or not.


#7853932 - 06/28/13 03:43 AM Re: Mosquito repellent??? [Re: Chumleyhunts]
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Registered: 01/05/06
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Loc: Filer, ID
they breed in standing water. Is there any way to get rid of it?
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#7854170 - 06/28/13 06:23 AM Re: Mosquito repellent??? [Re: Rock Chuck]
RockyRaab Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 05/23/03
Posts: 12636
Loc: Ogden, Utah
Most places have a County Mosquito Abatement department. Worth a call to see what they say or what they'll do for you.
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#7854209 - 06/28/13 06:38 AM Re: Mosquito repellent??? [Re: RockyRaab]
RS308MX Offline
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Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 4026
Loc: Saratoga County, NY
Around here we have what are commonly known as "mosquito dunks" that look like donuts. They are placed in swamps, vernal pools and any area with standing water. The larve feeds off them and are killed. They are safe for everything else. They only kill mosquito and black fly larve. My town gives them out for free but I have seen them for sale at Tractor Supply and other places. And they really work!!

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#7854421 - 06/28/13 08:10 AM Re: Mosquito repellent??? [Re: RS308MX]
JOG Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 10883
Loc: Minnesota
Originally Posted By: RS308MX
Around here we have what are commonly known as "mosquito dunks" that look like donuts.

‘Dunks’ contain Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a bacteria that excretes a protein that paralyzes the mosquito’s digestive system. Good stuff.
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#7854447 - 06/28/13 08:24 AM Re: Mosquito repellent??? [Re: JOG]
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 19474
Loc: A wash in the west.
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#7854448 - 06/28/13 08:24 AM Re: Mosquito repellent??? [Re: JOG]
levrluvr Offline
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Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 5965
for spraying, I use permethrin either out of a large tank sprayer pulled behind tractor or a smaller 2 gallon hand held. Find the highest content you can; the higher concentrations usually found at ag stores for cattle spray/dip or in carpenter ant insecticides.
I'll agree on the dunks- are great for standing water

#7854643 - 06/28/13 09:46 AM Re: Mosquito repellent??? [Re: Chumleyhunts]
GeorgeS3 Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 2157
Loc: Red Stick, La
Lots of hardware stores sell a spray bottle that you hook up to a hose pipe with the killer in it......Lasts about a month for me!
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