Get rid of mosquitoes around my house with out using harsh chemicals

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  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Sep 08, 2017
    This makes good sense. I hope it works for you.
  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 08, 2017
    Watch this all my off grid friends are doing these....
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 08, 2017
    One of the first things is get rid of anything that is holding water that does not have a current to it, like a pump on a water feature that keeps water moving. The larvae needs still water. Clean out any bird baths every couple of days. They love to hide in shady spots, like under garden plants during the day when the sun is out. It is murder sometimes in my veggie garden. Bug zappers that you hang up will help a little, too. Plant the plants they don't like, I use citronella geraniums myself. They are put off by the citrusy smells.
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    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 09, 2017
      I too have huge mature trees in both the front and back yards, as well as all neighbors do too. There is no reason to remove trees just because they shade your lawn and house. The only sunny spot in our yard is on top of the second steep tier in the back yard where I have my veggie garden. Between my citronella geraniums on the end tables out front, citronella candles and tiki torches, we can sit in front on our seating area into the evening without being bothered too much. Don't even consider removing your mature maple. Ours in the front is probably close to five feet across, not around. I will not remove it unless It needs to be removed for safety reasons.
  • Elizabeth L Mirandes Elizabeth L Mirandes on Sep 08, 2017
    Is it an outdoor or indoor window box?

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Sep 08, 2017
    I planted lemon thyme and lemon balm in all by window boxes along with other flowers and it seems to work beautifully.
  • Sassysugarcreek Sassysugarcreek on Sep 08, 2017
    Build bat boxes. They eat more of them lil bitters than anything I know. Inless you have a barn full of swallows !
    Smiles n Blessings
  • Winnie Thacker Winnie Thacker on Sep 09, 2017
    I don't have any window boxes. I just have a huge maple tree that shades the front of my house. I don't get a lot of sunshine.
  • Jeff Jeff on Sep 10, 2017
    Plant lemon grass around the areas you use most. If you use the porch and there is a window near by, have a fan blowing out at the area. Best thing is prevention. Dump any standing water and keep the grass mown.