Barbara
Barbara
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Asked on Apr 9, 2019

How to clean the inside garage door & window from dead mosquitoes?

BarbaraOlivaAngela

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I live in Florida along a canal. Thousands of harmless blind mosquitoes cover my garage door and front porch. Once inside garage they die and make a mess especially around and on the windows and back of garage door. Water only brings more of them so power washing is out of the question, since the dampness stays inside garage for days from high humidity. Window cleaning spray doesn't seem to get most of the residual off door or windows. Please help with any solutions to this most annoying problem made worse by the resulting clean up. Thank you so much.

3 answers
  • Angela
    on Apr 9, 2019

    You might try wiping the windows or spraying them with an insecticide. If the windows are unattractive to them as a result of your spraying them as a preventative, then perhaps they will not cluster on them. What if you frosted the windows? At least you would not see the mosquitoes from the outside. No doubt this is an annoying problem...but even though it is ongoing, you don't have to look at it from the outside. Do the inside when you can.

  • Oliva
    on Apr 9, 2019

    You might try pots of peppermint, citronella, lemon, clove, etc., , or placing saturated cotton balls with peppermint essential oil nearby, to dissuade the mosquitos. They particularly dislike moving air, as from an oscillating fan.

  • Barbara
    on Apr 9, 2019

    Thank you for your suggestions!

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